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    Thomas F. DeFrantz (2005). African American Dance - Philosophy, Aesthetics, and 'Beauty'. Topoi 24 (1):93-102.
    This essay considers the recuperation of beauty as a productive critical strategy in discussions of African American dance. I argue that black performance in general, and African American concert dance in particular, seeks to create aesthetic sites that allow black Americans to participate in discourses of recognition and appreciation to include concepts of beauty. In this, I suggest that beauty may indeed produce social change for its attendant audiences. I also propose that interrogating the notion of beauty may allow for (...)
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