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Taking the lid off the Black Rio movement and música soul : the shifting terms of race and citizenship in Rio de Janeiro
In this project, I situate the Black Rio movement and Brazilian música soul within a history of representations of black Brazilian masculinities in music. I do so in order to trace changing conceptualizations of race and ...
A very modern tradition : Costa Rican swing criollo as urban popular folklore
Over the past ten years, the Costa Rican dance style known as swing criollo has gone from relative obscurity to acceptance as national heritage. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was considered a dance of the urban working-class ...
The fox trot in a nation of cosmopolitans : music and race in early twentieth-century Guatemala
In this dissertation I explore musical importations in early twentieth-century Guatemala, particularly the fox trot, and their relationship to notions of cosmopolitanism, race, and national identity. Although Guatemalans ...