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Date Of Record Release: 2007-11-02 13:58:51
Title: Modernity, Power, and the Reconstruction of Dance in Post-1950s Tibet
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Anna Morcom
One Sentence Summary: This article traces the changes and transformations of Tibetan dance that have occurred since 1950.

Description: Creator's Description: This article traces the changes and transformations of Tibetan dance that have occurred since 1950, looking at how agents of change ranging from small groups of Tibetans to the Chinese state create, negotiate and represent different kinds of Tibetan modernities through reconstructions and reconfigurations of Tibetan dance, examining how dance is modernized, the kinds of modernity represented, and the social and political power dynamics involved. In particular, the article looks at the repercussions on dance of the recent state-sponsored economic development of Tibet that has resulted in the formation of new urban middle classes but also a dramatic growth in disparity. It also examines the impact on dance culture of the growth of heterogeneous communities in the increasingly mobile population of contemporary Tibet. The article further addresses the issue of globalization, which sees new layers being added to the social and cultural hierarchies of twenty-first century Tibet.

Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Normalized publisher place: Charlottesville, VA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.thlib.org/
Published Date: 2007-12-31
URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/#jiats=/03/morcom/
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- THL-Hosted Online Journals -- JIATS -- Issue 3 (December 2007)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- JIATS -- Issue 3 (December 2007)
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 20th century
21st century
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.jiats.org/
Source: Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
Source Editor: José Cabezón
Source Type: Journal
Source Number: 3
ISBN/ISSN: 1550-6363

Means of availability: online

Access rights: public domain
Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
Digital Encoding: xml
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Date Of Record Creation: 2007-12-16 21:17:32
Date Record Checked: 2005-09-20
Date Last Modified: 2008-11-20 19:12:01
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