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Dictionaries of Youth

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

Slang only becomes associated with young people in general during the period covered by this volume. The production of dictionaries of youth slang was fuelled by fears of juvenile delinquency and by ... More


Disseminating The Old Men: Mexico City, Europe, the World

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

Chapter Nine provides a sense of the multifarious forms and contexts of presentation of the Dance of the Old Men that proliferated from 1968 onwards in Mexico, the USA, and Europe. Brief snapshots ... More


Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig

Judith Peraino

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215870
eISBN:
9780520921740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215870.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book investigates how music has been used throughout history to call into question norms of gender and sexuality. Beginning with a close examination of the mythology surrounding the sirens—whose ... More


Disco Sucks

Dalton Conley

in Honky

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215863
eISBN:
9780520921733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215863.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The author tells of the new friendship he made during the new semester with a boy called Jerome McGill, a black boy. He describes Jerome's life as well as his attitude. He also tells of their ... More


Sad Sack’s Sons: Dancing in the Postwar Years

Maxine Leeds Craig

in Sorry I Don't Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199845279
eISBN:
9780199369614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845279.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter four examines transformations in the way dance was practiced and represented from 1946 through the rise and fall of disco. The gender conservatism and homophobia of the 1950s tightened ... More


The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

Mitchell Morris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520242852
eISBN:
9780520955059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242852.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Persistence of Sentiment is a critical account of a group of artists in American popular music who have met with commercial success but also critical disdain. This book examines the specific ... More


“Homecoming”: Dexter Gordon and the 1970s Fiscal Crisis in New York City

Dale Chapman

in Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520279377
eISBN:
9780520968219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279377.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The ecstatic reception that greeted Dexter Gordon upon his return to New York in 1976 stood in contrast to the air of pessimism that befell the city as it confronted the decade’s fiscal crisis. Many ... More


Black Masculinity and the Sound of Wealth: Barry White in the Early 1970s

Mitchell Morris

in The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520242852
eISBN:
9780520955059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242852.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The songwriter, producer, and vocal artist Barry White gained great fame in the early 1970s for his lush, dance-oriented soul; the most successful of these tunes featured long, erotic monologues ... More


The Economy of the Night

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Ozon, the largest disco on Batam, and what it can reveal about processes that shape the lives of Indonesian migrants and, more generally, a particular form of transnational ... More


Me and Mrs. Jones: Screening Working-Class Trans-Formations of Southern Family Values

John Howard

in Creating and Consuming the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060699
eISBN:
9780813050928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060699.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Filmed in contemporary rural Rankin County, Mississippi, English director Moby Longinotto’s 2009 documentary short The Joneses depicts a white working-class household of three who are trans-forming ... More


The Look I Want to Know Better: Style and the New Man

Judy Kutulas

in After Aquarius Dawned: How the Revolutions of the Sixties Became the Popular Culture of the Seventies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632919
eISBN:
9781469632933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632919.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Youth becomes the defining force in fashion starting in the 1960s. This chapter looks at younger and older men’s adoption of a traditional womanly attitude toward fashion where clothing becomes a ... More


Disco and Down Home Blues: Country and Soul at the End of the 1970s

Charles L. Hughes

in Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622439
eISBN:
9781469623245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622439.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter explores the musical genres of country and soul during the 1970s and beyond. It first discusses country, who interpolated disco, the newest sound in black-identified music, ... More


: All of the Salsas

César Miguel Rondón

in The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831298
eISBN:
9781469603803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886397_rondon.12
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the story of salsa up to the present. It examines the factors that led to the death of the salsa boom in New York City during the 1980s and the emergence of new trends such as ... More


Like a Phoenix from the Ashes: Socio-Sonic Memory and Proto-House Geographies

Micah E. Salkind

in Do You Remember House?: Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190698416
eISBN:
9780190698454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698416.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 1 begins with a detailed historical account of rock radio station WLUP’s 1979 Disco Demolition Night promotion at Comiskey Stadium. The infamous event, at which baseball fans detonated a pile ... More


Remediating the Underground: Teen Parties, Disco Punk, and Hot Mix Radio

Micah E. Salkind

in Do You Remember House?: Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190698416
eISBN:
9780190698454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698416.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

The third chapter of Do You Remember House? traces the routes by which mostly straight, Black, and middle-class teenagers accessed and adapted the social and sonic templates developed by house ... More


Battling the Empire

Gayle Sherwood Magee

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199915965
eISBN:
9780190205348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

As the 1970s ended, Altman rushed to complete five films under contract with Fox, as the studio underwent changes in leadership and Altman became concerned about losing funding. Altman tried to ... More


On Lady Gaga: Aladdin Sane Called. He Wants His Lightning Bolt Back.

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter comments on Lady Gaga and her music. Is Lady Gaga the last, best hope for pop music smart enough to beat the Society of the Spectacle at its own game by selling out with a shamelessness ... More


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