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Author Spiller, Henry

Title Erotic triangles : Sundanese dance and masculinity in West Java / Henry Spiller

Publ Info Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  GV1703.I532 J389559 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  GV1703.I532 J389559 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Chicago studies in ethnomusicology
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Discourses of Sundanese dance -- Drumming and power -- Ronggeng and desire -- Dance events and freedom -- The erotic triangle of Sundanese dance -- Triangulating Sundanese dance
Note In West Java, Indonesia, all it takes is a woman's voice and a drum beat to make a man get up and dance. Every day men, be they students, pedicab drivers, civil servants, or businessmen breach ordinary standards of decorum and succumb to the rhythm at village ceremonies, weddings, political rallies, and nightclubs. The music the men dance to varies from traditional gong ensembles to the contemporary pop known as dangdut, but they consistently dance with great enthusiasm. In Erotic Triangles, Henry Spiller draws on decades of ethnographic research to explore the reasons behind this phenomenon
LC subject Dance -- Indonesia -- Jawa Barat
Sundanese (Indonesian people) -- Music
Masculinity in music
Alt Title Sundanese dance and masculinity in West Java
ISBN 9780226769585 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226769585 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226769592 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226769593 (pbk. : alk. paper)