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In Becoming Beautiful , Joanna Bosse explores the transformations undergone by the residents of a Midwestern town when they step out on the dance floor for the very first time. Bosse uses sensitive fieldwork as well as her own immersion in ballroom culture to lead readers into a community that springs up around ballroom dance. The result is a portrait of the real people who connect with others, change themselves, and join a world that foxtrots to its own rules, conventions, and rewards. Bosse's eye for revealing, humorous detail adds warmth and depth to discussions around critical perspectives on the experiences the dance hall provides, the nature of partnership and connection, and the notion of how dancing allows anyone to become beautiful.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Becoming Beautiful
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Interlude
  2. pp. 17-20
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  1. 1. The Classification of Style
  2. pp. 21-44
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  1. 2. Rules of Engagement: Marketing Safety and Managing Risk in the Ballroom
  2. pp. 45-66
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  1. Interlude
  2. pp. 67-74
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  1. 3. Bringing Coherence to the Sensuous Life: Connection and Partnership Among Social Dancers
  2. pp. 75-96
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  1. 4. Performing Race, Remaking Whiteness
  2. pp. 97-120
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  1. Interlude
  2. pp. 121-124
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  1. 5. Joy, Flow, and Personal Transformation
  2. pp. 125-134
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  1. Interlude
  2. pp. 135-138
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 139-148
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 149-160
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  1. References
  2. pp. 161-168
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 169-174
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  1. About the Author, Production Notes
  2. pp. 175-180
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252096983
Related ISBN
9780252039010
MARC Record
OCLC
901274836
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2015-02-19
Language
English
Open Access
No
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