Introduction. Ethno Identity Dance.- Part I. Dancing for Sex.- Chapter One. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate.- Chapter Two. Breaking Plates on the Plaka.- Chapter Three. It Takes Two to Tango.- Part II. Dancing for Profit.- Chapter Four. Lovely Hula Hands.- Part III. Dancing for the Nation.- Chapter Five. When Irish Feet are Twinkling.- Chapter Six. Dancing for Ukraine.- Notes.
Anthony Shay is Associate Professor of Dance and Cultural Studies at Pomona College, USA. He is a former dancer and choreographer, having founded and directed the AMAN Folk Ensemble and the AVAZ International Dance Theatre. He is the author and editor of ten books, including the Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity (2016) and Dangerous Lives of Public Performers: Dancing, Sex, and Entertainment in the Islamic World (2014).