The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance Studies (Oxford Handbooks) (Hardcover)
Engaging with a broad range of research and performance genres, The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance Studies offers the most comprehensive research on Hip Hop dance to date. Filling a lacuna in both Hip Hop and dance studies, the Handbook places practitioners' voices at the forefront and in dialogue with theoretical insights, rooted in critical race theory, anticolonialism, intersectional feminism, and more. Volume editors Mary Fogarty and Imani Kai Johnson have included influential dancers and scholars from around the world: from B-Boys Ken Swift, YNOT, and Storm, to practitioners of locking, waacking and House dance styles such as E. Moncell Durden, Terry Bright Kweku Ofosu, Fly Lady Di, and Leah McFly, and innovative academic work on Hip Hop dance by the most prominent researchers in the field. Throughout the Handbook contributors address individual and social histories of dance, Afrodiasporic and global lineages, the contribution of B-Girls from Honey Rockwell to Rokafella,
the "studio-fication" of Hip Hop styles, and moves into theatre, TV, and the digital/social media space.
About the Author
Mary Fogarty is a lifelong B-Girl and Associate Professor in the Department of Dance at York University, Toronto, Canada. She is the co-editor of Movies, Moves and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films (with Mark Evans) and has contributed to The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition, The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music, and Ageing and Youth Cultures: Music Style and Identity, among other publications. Imani Kai Johnson is an interdisciplinary-trained Professor of Critical Dance Studies at UC Riverside. She is also founder and chair of the Show & Prove Hip Hop Studies Conference series and author of Dark Matter in Breaking Cyphers: The Life of Africanist Aesthetics in Global Hip Hop (OUP, 2022). She currently resides in Long Beach, CA.