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From its earliest manifestations on the street corners of nineteenth-century Buenos Aires to its ascendancy as a global cultural form, tango has continually exceeded the confines of the dance floor or the music hall. In Tango Lessons, scholars from Latin America and the United States explore tango's enduring vitality. The interdisciplinary group of contributors—including specialists in dance, music, anthropology, linguistics, literature, film, and fine art—take up a broad range of topics. Among these are the productive tensions between tradition and experimentation in tango nuevo, representations of tango in film and contemporary art, and the role of tango in the imagination of Jorge Luis Borges. Taken together, the essays show that tango provides a kaleidoscopic perspective on Argentina's social, cultural, and intellectual history from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries.

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-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. Marilyn G. Miller
  3. pp. 1-32
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  1. Chapter One. Lunfardo in Tango: A Way of Speaking That Defines a Way of Being
  2. Oscar Conde
  3. pp. 33-59
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  1. Chapter Two. Borges, Tango, and Milonga
  2. Alejandro Susti
  3. pp. 60-81
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  1. Chapter Three. Picturing Tango
  2. Marilyn G. Miller
  3. pp. 82-117
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  1. Chapter Four. Tango, Politics, and the Musical of Exile
  2. Antonio Gomez
  3. pp. 118-139
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  1. Chapter Five. The Return of the Tango in Documentary Film
  2. Fernando Rosenberg
  3. pp. 140-163
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  1. Chapter Six. “Manejame como un auto” : Drive Me Like a Car, or What’s So New about Tango Nuevo?
  2. Carolyn Merritt
  3. pp. 164-197
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  1. Chapter Seven. Contemporary Tango and the Cultural Politics of Música Popular
  2. Morgan James Luker
  3. pp. 198-219
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  1. Chapter Eight. Gotan Project’s Tango Project
  2. Esteban Buch
  3. pp. 220-242
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 243-246
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 247-266
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  1. Contributors and Translators
  2. pp. 267-268
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 269-282
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822377238
Related ISBN
9780822355496
MARC Record
OCLC
1103704339
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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