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Gendered Nostalgia: Tajik Traditional Dance and the Logic of Nationalism

Gendered Nostalgia: Tajik Traditional Dance and the Logic of Nationalism <p>Abstract:</p><p>A combination of ethnographic research and close reading reveals that the traditional dances of contemporary Tajikistan are built upon a contradictory logic of gender performance. Professional dancers perform Tajik femininity envisioned as passiveness, youthfulness, and innocent pastoralism, even while women dancers suffer significant social stigma as a result of their public performances. This reveals a deeper contradiction between the Tajik national identity as currently constructed and cultural ideas about gender and modernity.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Gendered Nostalgia: Tajik Traditional Dance and the Logic of Nationalism

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 35 (2) – Sep 14, 2018

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>A combination of ethnographic research and close reading reveals that the traditional dances of contemporary Tajikistan are built upon a contradictory logic of gender performance. Professional dancers perform Tajik femininity envisioned as passiveness, youthfulness, and innocent pastoralism, even while women dancers suffer significant social stigma as a result of their public performances. This reveals a deeper contradiction between the Tajik national identity as currently constructed and cultural ideas about gender and modernity.</p>

Journal

Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 14, 2018

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