City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America (BOK)

Daniel J. Walkowitz

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In City Folk, Daniel J. Walkowitz argues that the history of country and folk dancing in America is deeply intermeshed with that of political liberalism and the "old left." He situates folk dancing within surprisingly diverse contexts, from progressive era reform, and playground and school movements, to the changes in consumer culture, and the project of a modernizing, cosmopolitan middle class society. Tracing the spread of folk dancing, with particular emphases on English Country Dance, International Folk Dance, and Contra, Walkowitz connects the history of folk dance to social and international political influences in America. Through archival research, oral histories, and ethnography of dance communities, City Folk allows dancers and dancing bodies to speak. From the norms of the first half of the century, marked strongly by Anglo-Saxon traditions, to the Cold War nationalism of the post-war era, and finally on to the counterculture movements of the 1970s, City Folk injects the riveting history of folk dance in the middle of the story of modern America. Daniel J. Walkowitz is Professor of History and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. He is the author and editor of several books, most recently, Working with Class: Social Workers and the Politics of Middle-Class Identity and Contested Histories in Public Space: Memory, Race, and Nation

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Daniel J. Walkowitz
Forlag
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781479890354
Antall sider 352 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 23,1cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 499 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Sociology, Dance