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The Other Mountain Dance: Clogging Traditions Outside Appalachia After 1970

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dc.contributor.advisor Shutika, Debra Lattanzi
dc.contributor.author Slade, Amy
dc.creator Slade, Amy
dc.date 2014-01-17
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-07T14:43:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-17T07:36:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-07
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8996
dc.description.abstract Although Appalachian clogging has been studied and explored in depth with regards to early history and supposed beginnings of the dance form, little has been done to consider the spread of clogging to areas outside of the Appalachian region of the United States. In investigating the more recent movement of clogging to states like Utah, as well as the current styles and forms of clogging, I explore how dancers today negotiate changing ideas about tradition, identity, and community. I show that this uniquely American dance form continues to develop and change in similar patterns to its initial evolution. I argue that the footwork, movement styles, costuming, shoes, music, performance and competition involved in clogging today is a manifestation of how individuals use heritage and tradition to form an identity and create a community. Past and present Appalachian clogging practice is a reflection of how tradition is both a resource and a process.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Appalachian folklore en_US
dc.subject clog dance en_US
dc.subject folk dance en_US
dc.subject tradition en_US
dc.subject clogging en_US
dc.title The Other Mountain Dance: Clogging Traditions Outside Appalachia After 1970 en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Studies en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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