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Title:The politics of bodily mobility and ethnoracial performativity in a culture of avoidance: dance and difference-making in the Dutch kizomba scene
Author:Beljaars, Ine
Geographic terms:Netherlands
popular culture
theses (form)
External link:https://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/406380678.pdf
Abstract:Kizomba is a recently globalizing music and dance style originating from Angola and Cape Verde. The Dutch kizomba scene is a social site that is mainly comprised out of people of white Dutch, African and African-Caribbean descent. Using an intersectional approach to difference, this thesis has specifically analyzed the production of, and intersections between race, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender and sexuality through the modes of narration, performance and embodiment.This thesis examines the social production of difference in the Dutch kizomba scene. It analyzed complex processes of identification and exclusion in a context of Dutch xenophobia and exoticization. It linked the transnational mobility of people and popular culture with intimate, micro-level bodily movements to uncover the surrounding performative mechanisms that contribute to and re/produce difference within the scene and the Netherlands more generally. [Book abstract]