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Tango Nuevo
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Tango Nuevo

Carolyn Merritt

Abstract

This book examines a controversial topic that has yet to be addressed in the literature on Argentine tango, the most recent incarnation of tango nuevo (new tango) dance. Alternately attributed to acrobatic moves, disrespectful kids, electronic music, the influx of foreign bodies and cash into Buenos Aires, and increasing globalization of the contemporary tango community/industry, nuevo and the debates surrounding it illustrate the complexity of cultural politics today. Surveying Argentine and tango history, the book underscores the role of the imagination in the dance's evolution, as well as t ... More

Keywords: Argentine tango, tango nuevo, dance, anthropology, Latin American studies, globalization, gender and sexuality, cultural politics, tourism, cultural change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813042190
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813042190.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn Merritt, author