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Afro-Peruvian dance : an embodied struggle for visibility and integration
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|dc.contributor.author||Porras, Katherine Aissa|
|dc.description||M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.|
|dc.description||Includes bibliographical references.|
|dc.description.abstract||This thesis analyzes four Afro-Peruvian dances (Festejo, Zamacueca, Alcatraz, and Lando) in contemporary Peru and the impact of these dances in the transformation of Afro Peruvians status in Peruvian society. Historically, Afro-Peruvians have been marginalized in political, economical and educational sectors in Peru. I argue that even though Afro-Peruvian dance has been used as an entertainment tool for commodification, it has also provided a space for the development of Afro-Peruvians' embodiment of Black consciousness; and furthermore, a space for contestation, negotiation of power and status of Afro-Peruvians. With this emerging consciousness Afro-Peruvians can challenge the hierarchical power structure within Peruvian society. This study employs an ethnographic approach based on my knowledge as an Afro-Peruvian dance practitioner, and the application of Louis Althusser's technique of symptomatic reading to archival videos, interviews, and English and Spanish literature.|
|dc.publisher||[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2012]|
|dc.relation||Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Dance.|
|dc.title||Afro-Peruvian dance : an embodied struggle for visibility and integration|
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