Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual by Anthea Kraut PDF

By Anthea Kraut

ISBN-10: 0199360367

ISBN-13: 9780199360369

ISBN-10: 0199360375

ISBN-13: 9780199360376

Choreographing Copyright is a brand new old and cultural research of U.S. dance-makers' funding in highbrow estate rights. Stretching from the overdue 19th century to the early twenty-first, the e-book reconstructs efforts to win copyright safeguard for choreography and teases out their raced and gendered politics, exhibiting how dancers have embraced highbrow estate rights as a method to either consolidate and contest racial and gendered power.

A variety of the artists featured within the ebook are recognized within the heritage of yank dance, together with Loie Fuller, Hanya Holm, and Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, and George Balanchine. however the booklet additionally uncovers a number of marginalized figures--from the South Asian dancer Mohammed Ismail, to the African American pantomimist Johnny Hudgins, to the African American blues singer Alberta Hunter, to the white burlesque dancer religion Dane--who have been both drawn to positioning themselves as matters instead of items of property.

Drawing on serious race and feminist theories and on cultural reviews of copyright, Choreographing Copyright bargains clean perception into the raced and gendered hierarchies that govern the theatrical market, white women's traditionally contingent courting to estate rights, legacies of possession of black our bodies and appropriation of non-white hard work, and the stress among dance's ephemerality and its reproducibility.

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