Should a feminist dance tango? Some reflections on the experience and politics of passion1

  title={Should a feminist dance tango? Some reflections on the experience and politics of passion1},
  author={Kathy Davis},
  journal={Feminist Theory},
  pages={21 - 3}
  • K. Davis
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • Political Science
  • Feminist Theory
Tango, of all popular dances, would seem to be the most extreme embodiment of traditional notions of gender difference. It not only draws on hierarchical differences between the sexes, but also generates a ‘politics of passion’ which transforms Argentineans into the exotic ‘Other’ for consumption by Europeans and North Americans in search of the passion they are missing at home. In this article, I offer a modest provocation in the direction of scholarship that places politics before experience… 
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