Encyclopedia of Tango
Tango, declared cultural heritage of Buenos Aires in 1998 and intangible cultural heritage of humanity by the UNESCO in 2009, is probably the only cultural manifestation throughout history that embodies music, dance, and poetry. This encyclopedia gives a detailed account of tango recordings before, during, and after the golden age of tango, along with tango orchestras, musicians, and singers.
The complex relationship between nationalism and masculinity has been explored both historically and sociologically with one consistent conclusion: male concepts of courage and virility are at the core of nationalism. In this ground-breaking book, the author questions this assumption and advances the debate through an empirical analysis of masculinity in the revealing contexts of same-sex (football and polo) and cross-sex (tango) relations. Because of its rich history, Argentina provides the ideal setting in which to study the intersection of masculine and national identity.
Born to Walk
The ability to walk upright on two legs is one of the major traits that define us as humans; yet, scientists still aren't sure why we evolved to walk as we do. In Born to Walk, author James Earls explores the mystery of our evolution by describing in depth the mechanisms that allow us to be efficient in bipedal gait. Viewing the whole body as an interconnected unit, Earls explains how we can regain a flowing efficiency within our gait--an efficiency which, he argues, is part of our natural design. by