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Hot Feet and Social ChangeAfrican Dance and Diaspora Communities$
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Kariamu Welsh, Esailama G.A. Diouf, and Yvonne Daniel

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042959

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042959.001.0001

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Men Walk in Parallel!

Men Walk in Parallel!

Dancing in Chuck Davis’s “Paths”

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(p.249) Men Walk in Parallel!
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Hot Feet and Social Change
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C. Kemal Nance

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042959.003.0015

C. Kemal Nance reflects on the ways in which African American men utilize dance vocabularies in artistic and academic work. He reveals his findings through his own experiences as an African dance performer, as well as through a series of interviews with Baba Chuck Davis. Centering an analysis of gender and sexuality, Nance explores the scripted nature of these discourses while addressing the ideological implications of historical representations of the black male body, masculinity, and heteronormativity in the field of African dance in the United States.

Keywords:   Chuck Davis, African American men, African Dance, Gender, Sexuality, Black Male Body, Masculinity, Heteronormativity

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