Global Tangos: Travels in the Transnational Imaginary by Melissa A. Fitch

By Melissa A. Fitch

Global Tangos: Travels within the Transnational Imaginary argues opposed to the hackneyed rose-in-mouth clichés of Argentine tango, demonstrating how the dance can be used in an effort to comprehend changes around the globe that experience taken position because of defining beneficial properties of globalization: transnationalism and the increase of social media. Global Tangos demonstrates the cultural effect of Argentine tango on this planet via assembling an strange array of cultural narratives created in nearly thirty nations, all of which exhibit how tango has combined and mingled within the international imaginary, occasionally in wildly unforeseen kinds. issues contain Tango Barbie and Ken, advertisements for mobile intercourse, the presence of tango in political upheavals within the heart East and in lively eastern children’s tv programming, homosexual tango porn, tango orchestras and composers in global conflict II focus camps, worldwide tango protests geared toward reclaiming public house, the transformation of Buenos Aires because of tango tourism, and using tango for palliative care and to regard different diseases. in addition they comprise the worldwide improvement of queer tango conception, activism, and fairs. Global Tangos exhibits how the increase in social media has heralded a brand new period of political activism, artistry, harmony, and engagement on the earth, one within which digital worldwide tango groups have certainly develop into very “real” social and help networks. The textual content engages a few key recommendations from modern critics within the fields of tourism reports, geography, dance reviews, cultural anthropology, literary stories, transnational experiences, tv experiences, feminism, and queer concept. Global Tangos underscores the interconnectedness of cultural id, economics, politics, and tool within the creation, advertising, distribution, and movement of worldwide photos on the topic of tango—and, through extension, Latin America—that commute the world.

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