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Afro-Peruvian dance : an embodied struggle for visibility and integration

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Item Summary Porras, Katherine Aissa 2016-02-19T22:16:16Z 2016-02-19T22:16:16Z 2012-05
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.language.iso eng
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.subject Afro-Peruvian
dc.subject Afro-Latin identity
dc.subject Cultural resistance
dc.subject Dance
dc.title Afro-Peruvian dance : an embodied struggle for visibility and integration
dc.type Thesis
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