Becoming Beautiful

Becoming Beautiful

Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland

eBook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780252096983
0252096983
9781322869872
1322869871
9780252039010
0252039017
9780252080630
0252080637
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title (Original Script): 敂潣業杮䈠慥瑵晩汵

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