By Black Hawk Hancock
In American Allegory, Black Hawk Hancock deals an embedded and embodied ethnography that situates dance inside a bigger Chicago panorama of segregated social practices. Delving into Chicago dance worlds, the Lindy and Steppin’, Hancock makes use of a mix of participant-observation and interviews to carry to the skin the racial pressure that surrounds white use of black cultural varieties. targeting new kinds of appropriation in an period of multiculturalism, Hancock underscores the institutionalization of racial disparities and provides fantastic insights into the intersection of race and tradition in America.
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American Allegory: Lindy Hop and the Racial Imagination by Black Hawk Hancock