Soulstepping: African American Step Shows

Soulstepping: African American Step Shows

By: Elizabeth C. Fine (author)Paperback

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Stepping is a complex performance that melds folk traditions with popular culture and involves synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. Elizabeth C. Fine's stunningly elaborate and vibrant portrayal of the cultural politics of stepping draws on interviews with individuals on college campuses and steppers and stepping coaches from high schools, community groups, churches, and dance organizations. Soulstepping is the first book to document the history of stepping, its roots in African and African American culture, and its transformation by churches, schools, and social groups into a powerful tool for instilling group identity and community involvement.

About Author

Elizabeth C. Fine is an associate professor in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Tech. She is the author of The Folklore Text: From Performance to Print.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780252075346
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780252075346
  • ISBN10: 025207534X

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