Assignment #5 - Gabi Drusinsky 994727868 Assignment#5...

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Gabi Drusinsky, 994727868 2/20/10 Assignment #5 Loyalty vs. Tango Generally, when a new concept is introduced to a group of people, they will form opinions about it – some will like it and some won’t. In 1914, when the new concept of tango dancing was making headway, there was quite an obvious divide between the two opinions and barely (if any) grey area. Whether or not people accepted the new and foreign dance of tango depended heavily on how they pictured loyalty, both towards one’s social class and one’s own country. In 1914, most (if not all) of the people opposed to tango were ones who were the ones higher up on the sociological ladder. The articles used Her Majesty and a priest as examples of those who were strongly against this new fad. The queen was stated refusing to visit any household where any tango performance had been allowed, and Reverend John F. Boylan warned parents to forbid their children to go to public dances unless they had been assured that “none but respectable dances would be allowed.” It can be seen that the upper-class was not
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