Battling under Britannia’s shadow: UK jazz dancing in the 1970s and ‘80s

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622419
Title:
Battling under Britannia’s shadow: UK jazz dancing in the 1970s and ‘80s
Authors:
Carr, Jane ( 0000-0002-1886-8815 )
Other Titles:
Narratives in black British dance: embodied practices
Abstract:
UK Jazz dancing, that is the subject of this chapter, emerged in British clubs in the late 1970s. Drawing upon insights from intersectional and postcolonial theories, this subcultural development of jazz is examined to explore how attitudes to ‘race’, class and gender might be understood as embodied in the styles of dancing. By situating the dancing in relation to its historical context of often turbulent political, social and economic change, it is suggested that while the dancers were focussed on recognition on the dance floor, the dance challenges they participated in can be understood as sites within which young people not only battled against each other but with others to negotiate new British identities.
Citation:
Carr J (2018) 'Battling under Britannia’s shadow: UK jazz dancing in the 1970s and ‘80s', in Akinleye A. (ed(s).). Narratives in black British dance: embodied practices, London: Springer Palgrave Macmillan.
Publisher:
Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Issue Date:
31-Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622419
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Drama dance and performing arts

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCarr, Janeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-27T12:15:50Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-27T12:15:50Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-31-
dc.identifier.citationCarr J (2018) 'Battling under Britannia’s shadow: UK jazz dancing in the 1970s and ‘80s', in Akinleye A. (ed(s).). Narratives in black British dance: embodied practices, London: Springer Palgrave Macmillan.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622419-
dc.description.abstractUK Jazz dancing, that is the subject of this chapter, emerged in British clubs in the late 1970s. Drawing upon insights from intersectional and postcolonial theories, this subcultural development of jazz is examined to explore how attitudes to ‘race’, class and gender might be understood as embodied in the styles of dancing. By situating the dancing in relation to its historical context of often turbulent political, social and economic change, it is suggested that while the dancers were focussed on recognition on the dance floor, the dance challenges they participated in can be understood as sites within which young people not only battled against each other but with others to negotiate new British identities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Palgrave Macmillanen
dc.subjectdanceen
dc.subjectW500 Danceen
dc.titleBattling under Britannia’s shadow: UK jazz dancing in the 1970s and ‘80sen
dc.title.alternativeNarratives in black British dance: embodied practicesen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.date.updated2017-11-27T11:22:47Z-
dc.description.noteResearcher set embargo date as 31/03/2021; however can find no info on Springer site to support that. As not required for REF am passing metadata only. RVO 27/11/17-
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