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Dancing Tango: Passionate Encounters in a Globalizing World

Kathy Davis


Argentinean tango is a global phenomenon. Never before has tango been danced by so many people and in so many different places as today. Argentinean tango is more than a specific music and style of dancing. It is also a cultural imaginary which embodies intense passion, hyper-heterosexuality, and dangerous exoticism. Tango has become both a cultural symbol of Argentinean national identity and a transnational cultural space in which a growing number of dancers from different parts of the globe meet on the dance floor. This book shows why a dance from another era and another place appeals to men ... More

Keywords: Argentinean tango, passion, hyper-heterosexuality, exoticism, Argentinean national identity, dance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780814760291
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814760291.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathy Davis, author