Katherine Dunham: Recovering an Anthropological Legacy, Choreographing Ethnographic Futures

This book of essays was the result of an Advanced Research Seminar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM.  Participants were myself, Robert Adams, Lynn Bolles, Aimee Cox, Dana-Ain Davis, Kate Ramsey, and Rosemarie Roberts. You can see video and other material from the seminar and our week in Santa Fe here.

This book explores Katherine Dunham’s contribution to anthropology and the ongoing relevance of her ideas and methodologies, rejecting the idea that art and academics need to be cleanly separated from each other. Drawing from Dunham’s holistic vision, the contributors began to experiment with how to bring the practise of art back into the discipline of anthropology – and vice versa.

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