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CRES Colloquium Series: "Marta Savigliano, Tango and the Political Economy of Passion"

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm

3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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with Reed Dance Professor Victoria Fortuna

Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) invites you to CRES Colloquium, a series of discussions of classic works, contemporary events, and student research. All are welcome! Lunch will be served, but we'll need an RSVP to have the right amount of food! For RSVPs, readings, and to join the CRES mailing list, please contact cwilcox@reed.edu.

Marta Savigliano’s Tango and the Political Economy of Passion (1995) is an influential text on tango’s national and global politics. An oft-cited symbol of Argentine national identity, tango’s allure endures for practitioners worldwide. Drawing on archival and ethnographic research, Savigliano demonstrates tango’s historical and contemporary imbrication in struggles around ethnicity, race, labor, and sex. The text draws heavily on performative writing strategies that aim to enact the aesthetic and political strategies of the dance itself, exemplifying an approach that has shaped the field of critical dance studies.

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