A historically informed ethnography of creativity, agency, and the fashioning of selves through the different life stages in urban Senegal, this book explores the significance of this multiple engagement with dance in a context of economic uncertainty and rising concerns over morality in the public space.
Helene Neveu Kringelbach is a researcher at the African Studies Centre in Oxford. Since October 2011, she has been leading a Leverhulme-funded research project on transnational families across Senegal, France, and the UK. Her research focuses on dance, musical performance, and popular culture in Senegal and in the diaspora. She recently co-edited, Dancing Cultures: Globalization, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance (Berghahn Books, 2012).