"This compilation of 31essays from scholars throughout the globe examines the relationship between ethnicity as a signifier of identity and the dances associated with an ethnic designation. As such, it incorporates the critiques of previous designations of dance as folk, classical, etc. in favor of a more nuanced and complex view of ethnicity as at the intersection of race, gender, nation and life style"
Includes bibliographies, videographies, and discographies. v. 1. Africa -- v. 2. South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean -- v. 3. The United States and Canada -- v. 4. Southeast Asia -- 5. South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent -- v. 6. Middle East -- v.7. East Asia: China, Japan and Korea -- v. 8. Europe -- v. 9. Australia and the Pacific Islands -- v.10. The world's music: general perspectives and reference tools.
Contains ethnographic and other documents describing the cultures of the world. Includes books, journal articles, and dissertations that are compiled into culture profiles. Many documents are in full-text.