Appropriation or Just Plain Fun: Belly Up from Cairo to Las Vegas
Thie discourses of orientalism are explored via the factors involved in the transition of belly dance from its association with family celebrations to its position in popular culture.
||orientalism, belly dance, popular culture
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.97-104.
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Barbara Sellers-Young is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, Davis. Her work as dancer, director, and choreographer has been presented on stages in Kyoto, Japan; Manchester, England; Seattle, Washington; and Sacramento, California. Her articles have appeared in Asian Theatre, Theatre Topics and Theatre Research Internationale and the Dance Research Journal as well as two books Teaching Personality with Gracefulness and Breathing, Exploration, Movement. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Pacific Rim Foundation, American Council for Learned Societies, and the Center for Cultural Research into Risk, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
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