Author : Assistant Professor Critical Dance Studies Imani Kai Johnson
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Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780190856694
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The dance circle (called the cypher) is a common signifier of breaking culture, known more for its spectacular moves than as a ritual practice with foundations in Africanist aesthetics. Yet those foundations--evident in expressive qualities like call and response, the aural kinesthetic, the imperative to be original, and more--are essential to cyphering's enduring presence on the global stage. What can cyphers activate beyond the spectacle? What lessons do cyphers offer about moving through and navigating the social world? And what possibilities for the future do they animate? With an interdisciplinary reach and a riff on physics, author Imani Kai Johnson centers the voices of practitioners in a study of breaking events in cities across the US, Canada, and parts of Europe. Dark Matter in Breaking Cyphers: the Life of Africanist Aesthetics in Global Hip Hop draws on over a decade of research and provides a detailed look into the vitality of Africanist aesthetics and the epistemological possibilities of the ritual circle.

Author : Mary Fogarty
Genre : Music
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780190247867
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"Featuring contributions from internationally recognized Hip Hop dancers, advocates, and scholars of various Hip Hop or streetdance practices, the Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance Studies is the first collection devoted exclusively to the dances that fall under the rubric of Hip Hop. Each of its five sections explore different key themes relevant to streetdance: legacies and traditions, Hip Hop methodologies, the politics of identity, institutionalization, Hip Hop (dance) theatre, and issues of health, injury, and rehabilitation. This compendium of topics, approaches, theoretical influences, histories, and perspectives demonstrate the futures of a field in formation. It adds new resources to research in dance and Hip Hop studies, contributing to ongoing debates within Hip Hop dance communities globally"--

Author : Jacqueline Shea Murphy
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
ISBN : 9781452967950
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The vital role of dance in enacting the embodied experiences of Indigenous peoples In Dancing Indigenous Worlds, Jacqueline Shea Murphy brings contemporary Indigenous dance makers into the spotlight, putting critical dance studies and Indigenous studies in conversation with one another in fresh and exciting new ways. Exploring Indigenous dance from North America and Aotearoa (New Zealand), she shows how dance artists communicate Indigenous ways of being, as well as generate a political force, engaging Indigenous understandings and histories. Following specific dance works over time, Shea Murphy interweaves analysis, personal narrative, and written contributions from multiple dance artists, demonstrating dance’s crucial work in asserting and enacting Indigenous worldviews and the embodied experiences of Indigenous peoples. As Shea Murphy asserts, these dance-making practices can not only disrupt the structures that European colonization feeds upon and strives to maintain, but they can also recalibrate contemporary dance. Based on more than twenty years of relationship building and research, Shea Murphy’s work contributes to growing, and largely underreported, discourses on decolonizing dance studies, and the geopolitical, gendered, racial, and relational meanings that dance theorizes and negotiates. She also includes discussions about the ethics of writing about Indigenous knowledge and peoples as a non-Indigenous scholar, and models approaches for doing so within structures of ongoing reciprocal, respectful, responsible action.

Author : Simone C. Drake
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Duke University Press
ISBN : 9781478009009
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The advent of the internet and the availability of social media and digital downloads have expanded the creation, distribution, and consumption of Black cultural production as never before. At the same time, a new generation of Black public intellectuals who speak to the relationship between race, politics, and popular culture has come into national prominence. The contributors to Are You Entertained? address these trends to consider what culture and blackness mean in the twenty-first century's digital consumer economy. In this collection of essays, interviews, visual art, and an artist statement the contributors examine a range of topics and issues, from music, white consumerism, cartoons, and the rise of Black Twitter to the NBA's dress code, dance, and Moonlight. Analyzing the myriad ways in which people perform, avow, politicize, own, and love blackness, this volume charts the shifting debates in Black popular culture scholarship over the past quarter century while offering new avenues for future scholarship. Contributors. Takiyah Nur Amin, Patricia Hill Collins, Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua, Simone C. Drake, Dwan K. Henderson, Imani Kai Johnson, Ralina L. Joseph, David J. Leonard, Emily J. Lordi, Nina Angela Mercer, Mark Anthony Neal, H. Ike Okafor-Newsum, Kinohi Nishikawa, Eric Darnell Pritchard, Richard Schur, Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Vincent Stephens, Lisa B. Thompson, Sheneese Thompson

Author : Justin A. Williams
Genre : Music
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781107037465
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This Companion covers the hip-hop elements, methods of studying hip-hop, and case studies from Nerdcore to Turkish-German and Japanese hip-hop.

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Publisher : Into The Void Science
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Hunting Dark Matter, Space, Mitochondrial Donation & much more #Science, #STEM, #Space, #Genetics, #hubble, #physics, #chemistry

Author : Daniel José Older
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
ISBN : 9780545953016
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The epic conclusion to the acclaimed Shadowshaper Cypher trilogy!

Author : Alan Macfarlane
Genre : Literary Collections
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781000381429
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Creative Lives and Works: Antony Hewish, Martin Rees and Neil Turok is a collection of interviews conducted by one of England’s leading social anthropologists and historians, Professor Alan Macfarlane. Filmed over a period of 40 years, the three conversations in this volume, are part of a larger set of interviews that cut across various disciplines, from the social sciences, the sciences and to even the performing and visual arts. The current volume on three of England’s foremost astrophysicists-cosmologists is the fourth in the series of several such books. Antony Hewish, who won the Nobel Prize in 1974, in the foreword to Questions of Truth writes, ‘The ghostly presence of virtual particles defies rational common sense and is non-intuitive for those unacquainted with physics.... But when the most elementary physical things behave in this way, we should be prepared to accept that the deepest aspects of our existence go beyond our common-sense understanding’. Sir Martin Rees eloquently puts forward the problems and challenges of the 21st century, in relation to science, ethics and politics. Like Hewish and Rees, Neil Turok also piques the layman’s interest in the mysteries of the cosmic world. Immensely riveting as conversations, this collection takes one into the world of boundless discoveries hidden among the blue skies. The book will be of enormous value not just to those interested in Astronomy and Cosmology as well as the History of Science, but also to those with an inquisitive mind. Please note: This title is co-published with Social Science Press, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Author : Nicole Cypher
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Nicole Cypher
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A man like me isn’t capable of redemption. I sell women. Abuse them. Demean them. The day I banged the gavel for the first time is the day I sold my soul, and there’s no coming back from that. I’ve never wanted to. Until she shows up. She should be just another commodity, but I’m drawn to her in a way I didn’t think was possible. Against my better judgement, I take her for myself, convinced she’s an itch I have to scratch. But she has me under her spell and wishing for redemption instead. The problem is, when you try to crawl out of Hell, the demons drag you back down. And I’m afraid my demons will drag her down with me. Nicole Cypher delivers a dark romance that will leave you shuddering! Desired is the first book in the interconnected standalone series Darker Places. It's a complete story with a guaranteed HEA and NO cliffhanger. This book contains dark subject matter. Reader discretion is advised.

Author : Cindy García
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Duke University Press Books
ISBN : 0822354977
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In Los Angeles, night after night, the city's salsa clubs become social arenas where hierarchies of gender, race, and class, and of nationality, citizenship, and belonging are enacted on and off the dance floor. In an ethnography filled with dramatic narratives, Cindy García describes how local salseras/os gain social status by performing an exoticized L.A.–style salsa that distances them from club practices associated with Mexicanness. Many Latinos in Los Angeles try to avoid "dancing like a Mexican," attempting to rid their dancing of techniques that might suggest that they are migrants, poor, working-class, Mexican, or undocumented. In L.A. salsa clubs, social belonging and mobility depend on subtleties of technique and movement. With a well-timed dance-floor exit or the lift of a properly tweezed eyebrow, a dancer signals affiliation not only with a distinctive salsa style but also with a particular conceptualization of latinidad.