Browsing Theses and Dissertations by Author "Gainer, Natalie"
Dancing Latinidad: Salsa Practices and Latino/a Identity at Brasil's NightclubDodds, Sherril, 1967- (Temple University. Libraries, 2016)This thesis investigates Brasil’s Nightclub, a Philadelphia salsa club, as a site at which notions of Latino/a identity are produced and performed. Research for the thesis was conducted over the course of five months and was ethnographic in nature. From February 2016 until June 2016, the author attended Brasil’s Nightclub and collected participant observations and interviews. Findings reveal how the club accommodates multiple conflicting narratives of Latino/a identity and how these narratives are embodied through salsa dance practices.