You Can't Out-Do Black People: Soul Train, Queer Witnessing, and Pleasurable Competition. / Blanco, Melissa.

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition. ed. / Sherril Dodds. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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You Can't Out-Do Black People: Soul Train, Queer Witnessing, and Pleasurable Competition. / Blanco, Melissa.

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition. ed. / Sherril Dodds. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Blanco, M 2018, You Can't Out-Do Black People: Soul Train, Queer Witnessing, and Pleasurable Competition. in S Dodds (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition. Oxford University Press.

APA

Blanco, M. (2018). You Can't Out-Do Black People: Soul Train, Queer Witnessing, and Pleasurable Competition. In S. Dodds (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition Oxford University Press.

Vancouver

Blanco M. You Can't Out-Do Black People: Soul Train, Queer Witnessing, and Pleasurable Competition. In Dodds S, editor, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition. Oxford University Press. 2018

Author

Blanco, Melissa. / You Can't Out-Do Black People: Soul Train, Queer Witnessing, and Pleasurable Competition. The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition. editor / Sherril Dodds. Oxford University Press, 2018.

BibTeX

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