I’m so excited to see a cover and an official release date (although that price, zowey!) for The Oxford Handbook of Dance on The Popular Screen. My chapter, “Communities of Practice: Active and Affective Viewing of Early Social Dance on the Popular Screen” about the role screen technology (newsreels, film, and TV) played in the development and dissemination of Ragtime dances, the Charleston and the Twist is in the first, historical section of the book.
Are you a librarian? A book buyer? An interested citizen with connections to people like that? Pre-Order now! The book is geared towards college readership but this is the absolute cutting edge scholarship coming out of Dance Studies and useful for any Media Studies or Screen Studies researcher or teacher.