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2015, edited by K. Meira Goldberg. "The language of the body is central to the study of flamenco. From the records of the Inquisition, to 16th century literature, to European travel diaries, the Spanish dancer beguiles and fascinates. The word flamenco evokes the image of a sensuous and rebellious woman--the bailaora --whose movements seduce the audience, only to reject their attention with a stomp of defiance. The dancer's body is an agent of ideological resistance, conveying a conflicting desire for subjectivity and autonomy and implying deeply held ideas about history, national identity, femininity and masculinity.This collection of new essays provides an overview of flamenco scholarship, illuminating flamenco's narrative and chronology and addressing some common misconceptions. The contributors offer fresh perspectives on age-old themes and suggest new paradigms for flamenco as a cultural practice."
2009, by Michelle Haffner Hayes. "This analytical history traces representations of flamenco dance in Spain and abroad from the twentieth century to the present, using histories, film, accounts of live performances, and practitioner interviews.Beginning with an analysis of flamenco historiography, the text examines images of the female dancer in films by Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura, and Antonio Gades; stereotypes of flamenco bodies and Andalusian culture in Prosper Merimee's Carmen; and the ways in which contemporary flamenco dancers like Belen Maya and Rocio Molina negotiate the stereotype of Carmen and an idealized Spanish feminine that pervades traditional flamenco."
2008, by Jose Martinez Hernandez. "This book brings you closer to Flamenco, in a brief and summarized way. Contents: Flamenco - a name; The early days; The place of birth; A life story; Flamenco singing: the craked voice; Dancing Flamenco; Flamenco Guitar; Descripton of every Flamenco variations PALOS"
2005, by Robin Totton. "Flamenco has taken the world by storm in recent years. From London to New York and Los Angeles to Tokyo, not to mention lively festivals in Spain, huge crowds come to experience the power of flamenco. Ironically, though, if the performance is authentic - and much in the tourist trade is not - the uninitiated may find it utterly baffling. The music itself, and the use of the voice to sing it, are entirely unfamiliar. The rhythms are exotic and strange, the intensity of feeling startling." "Yet for the Andalusians flamenco has been familiar for a thousand years: it is the song of the outcasts, the poorest of the poor. Though it is not exclusively the music of the Gypsies, they are its catalysts and spiritual torchbearers, and so their story helps us to understand the music. Author Robin Totton writes - and offers the music on the accompanying compact disc sampler - from his life among them, for he has come as close to flamenco as any outsider can hope to do. Clearly he has fallen under its spell, and readers will gladly follow as he walks us through the poetic song forms, the rhythmic guitar, and the flamboyant dance, as well as the vocabulary, names, and places, of the simmering emotion and living art of flamenco."
2000, photographs by Ken Haas, text by Gwynne Edwards . "Flamenco is the quintessential expression of Spain and its people. A dramatic form of song, music and dance, it long ago began to thrill and captivate the world, even though its true character and purpose have often not been fully understood." "Ken Haas's colour photographs of contemporary flamenco, and the background against which it flourishes, bring to life this potent and enthralling art form." "Gwynne Edwards provides a text that clarifies and illuminates the complex history of flamenco, from its earliest beginnings to its present sophistication. It also considers the flamenco films of recent years, such as Blood Wedding and Carmen, and the flamenco movement at the turn of the new millennium."
1990, edited by Claus Schreiner. "Written by a group of flamenco enthusiasts, this book traces the history and development of flamenco, the folk dance created by the gypsies of the Andalusian region of Spain in the 19th century still popular today. It also serves as a guide to the performers and places that maintain the tradition."