The master's thesis deals with tango, which completely conquered dance floors all over the world at the beginning of the 20th century Tango has been extremely popular both in Slovenia as well as elsewhere in Europe. Its popularity was not even interrupted by the two World Wars, which paralyzed general social life for several years. It owes its recognition and popularity mainly to the newspapers of the time, which significantly contributed to its public image. The liberal newspapers described tango as the greatest success of the season, advertised it featuring sheet music of the latest melodies, dance schools and dance teachers included it in their permanent program of courses and dance events, and later the music industry contributed to its extraordinary popularity with gramophone records and advertising. On the other hand, conservative media described tango as disgusting and immoral, even accused it to cause adverse health effects on the dancers. According to conservative circles, the tango threatened the value system and social order. The tango ignited a real ideological war between the two camps - the clerical and the liberal - in the spirit of political struggle, which found its place in the newspapers of the time. This newspaper discourse is analyzed extensively in several chapters of this master's thesis, including the process of searching for the anthropological "other", the processes of attaining symbolic power in the wider socio-political space, the role of the Church as the main authority in establishing and maintaining moral principles. The tango in its history also indirectly reveals many processes of women's movements. Symbolic changes in the position of women in society and in the symbolic constitution of their bodies in public space, as well as upheavals and negotiations in the distinctly patriarchal society of the time. Various social events, e.g. in the past.