Représentation et performance du Lindy Hop (Hellzapoppin’)

Norma Miller & Billy Ricker
Norma Miller & Billy Ricker

« Much of the vilification of Africanist culture and peoples of African lineage is focused on the image of the black body, the dancing body, the grounded, freely articulated — sexualised and therefore dangerous — and the fear of it. » (Dixon Gottschild)

“Black women’s bodies continue to bear the gross insult and burden of spectacular (representational) exploitation. Because violence against blacks has consistently been linked with sexual abuse and exploitation, strategies for African American survival have often included reluctance to express sexuality for fear of confirming and conforming to racial stereotypes”

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I am currently writing a doctoral thesis about Lindy Hop. I study race, class, gender, sexuality and respectability in Lindy Hop from the 1920s to … well, today

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Marion Quesne

Marion Quesne

I am currently writing a doctoral thesis about Lindy Hop. I study race, class, gender, sexuality and respectability in Lindy Hop from the 1920s to … well, today

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