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High kicks and labor strife explored in new book

Photo of 1930s dancersDance and labor were profoundly interrelated in 1930s America, writes theater arts professor Mark Franko in his new book, The Work of Dance. The book focuses on a time when the economy was stalled by depression, political emotions ran strong, and the Federal Dance and Theater Projects brought more Americans to dance both as performers and audience members. There was also a parallel between dance and social activism, says Franko. "The courage to strike did not differ greatly from the 'guts' required to dance in front of an audience." (More)

September 2-8, 2002
Vol. 7, No. 5

Elliot Aronson ranked among top 100 psychologists of century

Research expedition to assess coral reefs in Hawaii

African liberation movement posters on exhibit

Christian Science Monitor interviews UCSC sociologist

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