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Social Music

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Dance culture and the social contexts that shaped Cajun musical traditions through 1950 constitute the primary focus of this study. Cajun musical expression is considered here, in relation to the ... More


Dancing and gender

Melanie Tebbutt

in Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-war Years

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719066139
eISBN:
9781781704097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066139.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 6 asks how youthful masculinities were performed, constructed and contested in sexualised leisure locales such as the dance hall – like letters to advice columnists, an expressive outlet more ... More


At the palais: the dance hall industry and the standardisation of experience

Allison Abra

in Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994334
eISBN:
9781526128218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994334.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the evolution of the dance hall industry – one of the major cultural producers that shaped the commercialisation and experience of popular dance in Britain during the interwar ... More


The dance evil: gender, sexuality and the representation of popular dance

Allison Abra

in Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994334
eISBN:
9781526128218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994334.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores how the social perception and cultural representation of dancing – especially its chief enthusiasts, professionals, and the public venues where it took place – were shaped by ... More


The Birth of the Palais: Dancing and Dance Halls, 1918–39

James Nott

in Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199605194
eISBN:
9780191754258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605194.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Chapter 1 looks at the birth of the palais in the period 1918–39. It asks, why was there a dance craze following the First World War? This period is particularly notable because of the emergence of ... More


“Splendid Dancing”: Of Filipinos and Taxi Dance Halls

Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

in Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814744437
eISBN:
9780814708132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814744437.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter traces the popular mobilizations of taxi dance halls as an American urban phenomenon, and thinks through the Filipino performing body within such a social formation. The taxi dance halls ... More


Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960

James Nott

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199605194
eISBN:
9780191754258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605194.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

From the mid-1920s, the dance hall occupied a pivotal place in the culture of working- and lower-middle-class communities in Britain—a place rivalled only by the cinema and eventually to eclipse even ... More


Wartime Boom: Dancing and the Dance Hall Industry at War, 1939–45

James Nott

in Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199605194
eISBN:
9780191754258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605194.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Chapter 2 examines the wartime boom in dancing, looking at the dance hall industry at war from 1939–45 and at the challenges to dancing created by the war, and asking how the industry responded to ... More


Rise and Fall: The Golden Age of the Dance Hall, 1945–60

James Nott

in Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199605194
eISBN:
9780191754258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605194.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Chapter 3 ends this survey of the dance hall and its audiences, focusing on the period 1945–60. The post-war period saw dancing achieve the heights of its popularity, and the late 1940s and 1950s ... More


Becoming Beautiful: Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland

Joanna Bosse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039010
eISBN:
9780252096983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039010.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book explores the transformations undergone by the residents of a Midwestern town when they step out on the dance floor for the very first time. The book uses sensitive fieldwork as well as the ... More


Sold It to the Devil: The Great Migration, Lost Generations, and the Perils of the Urban Dance Hall

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the first recorded devil blues song, Clara Smith's "Done Sold My Soul to the Devil" (1924). Public anxiety about the moral hazards experienced by black female migrants to the ... More


[Untitled]: Epilogue Come dancing – popular dance in post-war Britain

Allison Abra

in Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994334
eISBN:
9781526128218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994334.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The epilogue reflects on popular dance in the post-war years. After the war, going to the palais remained as popular as ever, but the dances performed within the dance halls continued their long ... More


Introduction

James Nott

in Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199605194
eISBN:
9780191754258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605194.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This Introduction briefly outlines the key themes, providing the rationale for this study, and explaining how the book is organized. Dancing was central to British social and cultural life from ... More


Memories of El Monte: Dance Halls and Youth Culture in Greater Los Angeles, 1950–1974

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.12
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the development of two multicultural dance halls in the citrus belt, Pomona's Rainbow Gardens and El Monte's American Legion Stadium. It describes how demographic and economic ... More


Lotte Margot (?)

in Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents a brief essay entitled “The Chinese Woman Dances” (1940), written by Lotte Margot. Margot provides a rare glimpse of the “other Shanghai”: the affluent, the well-to-do Chinese ... More


Interlude

Joanna Bosse

in Becoming Beautiful: Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039010
eISBN:
9780252096983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039010.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this interlude, the author describes the events of a typical Friday night social dance at the Regent Ballroom and Banquet Center by sharing her own experience. She narrates how dancers greet each ... More


International Jazz Musicians Flock to Shanghai: 1920s–1930s

Eugene Marlow

in Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817990
eISBN:
9781496818034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817990.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the presence of foreign jazz musicians in China between the 1920s and the 1930s. According to bassist Da Ren Zheng, the rise of the dance halls led to the prominence of a large ... More


Rose Maddox: Roadhouse Singing and Hillbilly Theatrics

Stephanie Vander Wel

in Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043086
eISBN:
9780252051944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043086.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 5 continues to explore the themes of theatricality and vocal performance in California country music by focusing on Rose Maddox as a member of her family band and as a solo recording artist ... More


After-dark ‘Fun’ and its Control in the Industrial City

Dick Hobbs, Philip Hadfield, Stuart Lister, and Simon Winlow

in Bouncers: Violence and Governance in the Night-Time Economy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199288007
eISBN:
9780191700484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288007.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter examines the case of Manchester, the first city that experienced industrialisation, how the night time industries emerged in the area and how the poor became so dependent to these ... More


Carolina Cotton: Yodeling Virtuosity and Theatricality in California Country Music

Stephanie Vander Wel

in Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043086
eISBN:
9780252051944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043086.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 4 shifts the subject matter to 1940s California country music and connects the musical career of Carolina Cotton to the vibrancy and theatricality of that scene. Cotton emerged as a ... More


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