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Old 09-05-2003, 09:01 PM
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SoulStepping by Dr. Elizabeth C. Fine

I came across this book today on Stepshow.com




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Stepping is a complex performance that melds folk traditions with popular culture and involves synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. Developed by African American fraternities and sororities, it is now practiced worldwide. Soulstepping is the first book to document the history of stepping, its roots in African and African American culture, and its transformation by churches, schools, and social groups into a powerful tool for instilling group identity and community involvement. Elizabeth C. Fine's vibrant portrayal of the cultural politics of stepping covers the spread to new venues and participants, including Latino and Asian American Greek-letter organizations. She draws on interviews with individuals on college campuses and steppers and stepping coaches from high schools, community groups, churches, and dance organizations as she traces the widespread growth of stepping and uncovers the controversies surrounding it.
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Old 09-08-2003, 09:47 PM
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This is on my amazon.com wishlist.....it's not a priority, but I do plan on getting it.

Dr. Fine actually had a conference on stepping at Virginia Tech a few years ago, but I didn't get to attend.
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Old 09-08-2003, 09:55 PM
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Re: SoulStepping by Dr. Elizabeth C. Fine

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Originally posted by CrimsonTide4
I came across this book today on Stepshow.com




Published in 2.03

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Book Description
Stepping is a complex performance that melds folk traditions with popular culture and involves synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. Developed by African American fraternities and sororities, it is now practiced worldwide. Soulstepping is the first book to document the history of stepping, its roots in African and African American culture, and its transformation by churches, schools, and social groups into a powerful tool for instilling group identity and community involvement. Elizabeth C. Fine's vibrant portrayal of the cultural politics of stepping covers the spread to new venues and participants, including Latino and Asian American Greek-letter organizations. She draws on interviews with individuals on college campuses and steppers and stepping coaches from high schools, community groups, churches, and dance organizations as she traces the widespread growth of stepping and uncovers the controversies surrounding it.
I read about this book in American Legacy magazine and I am going to purchase it soon.

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Old 09-09-2003, 05:29 PM
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This really looks interesting. I'd like to read it. I agree that stepping has branched out to other orgs like mine (we're service) and I'd like to hear an opinion about it.

Speaking of books, I cannot find that great book thread that was going on over here a while back...I wanted to get some titles. I promise you that I did a search...Can somebody please help me find that?

*ETA: Never mind! Found all those book threads!*
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Old 01-01-2004, 01:43 PM
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This book is on sale on amazon for $17.47. Check it out http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
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