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Slumming : sexual and racial encounters in American nightlife, 1885-1940, Chad Heap

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Slumming : sexual and racial encounters in American nightlife, 1885-1940
Title
Slumming
Title remainder
sexual and racial encounters in American nightlife, 1885-1940
Statement of responsibility
Chad Heap
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During Prohibition, 'Harlem was the 'in' place to go for music and booze, ' recalled the African American chanteuse Bricktop. 'Every night the limousines pulled up to the corner, ' and out spilled affluent whites, looking for a good time, great jazz, and the unmatchable thrill of doing something disreputable. That is the indelible public image of slumming, but as Chad Heap reveals in this fascinating history, the reality is that slumming was far more widespread-and important-than such nostalgia-tinged recollections would lead us to believe. From its appearance as a 'fashionable dissipation' centered on the immigrant and working-class districts of 1880s New York through its spread to Chicago and into the 1930s nightspots frequented by lesbians and gay men, Slumming charts the development of this popular pastime, demonstrating how its moralizing origins were soon outstripped by the artistic, racial, and sexual adventuring that typified Jazz-Age America. Vividly recreating the allure of storied neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village and Bronzeville, with their bohemian tearooms, rent parties, and 'black and tan' cabarets, Heap plumbs the complicated mix of curiosity and desire that drew respectable white urbanites to venture into previously off-limits locales. And while he doesn't ignore the role of exploitation and voyeurism in slumming--or the resistance it often provoked--he argues that the relatively uninhibited mingling it promoted across bounds of race and class helped to dramatically recast the racial and sexual landscape of burgeoning U.S. cities. Packed with stories of late-night dance, drink, and sexual exploration--and shot through with a deep understanding of cities and the habits of urban life--Slumming revives an era that is long gone, but whose effects are still felt powerfully today"--Provided by publisher
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MEAUC
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1967-
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Heap, Chad C.
Dewey number
305.8009773/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.5
LC item number
.H43 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Historical studies of urban America
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  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Slums
  • Slums
  • City and town life
  • City and town life
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Sex customs
  • Sex customs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • City and town life
  • Manners and customs
  • Race relations
  • Sex customs
  • Slums
  • Illinois
  • New York (State)
Label
Slumming : sexual and racial encounters in American nightlife, 1885-1940, Chad Heap
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Into the slums: the spatial organization, cultural geography, and regulation of a new urban pastime -- Beyond the slums: commercial leisure and the reorganization and policing of urban space -- Adventures in the slums and red-light districts -- The search for Bohemian thrillage -- The Negro vogue: excursions into a "mysterious dark world" -- The pansy and lesbian craze in white and black
Control code
503446106
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 420 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226322452
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503446106
Label
Slumming : sexual and racial encounters in American nightlife, 1885-1940, Chad Heap
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Into the slums: the spatial organization, cultural geography, and regulation of a new urban pastime -- Beyond the slums: commercial leisure and the reorganization and policing of urban space -- Adventures in the slums and red-light districts -- The search for Bohemian thrillage -- The Negro vogue: excursions into a "mysterious dark world" -- The pansy and lesbian craze in white and black
Control code
503446106
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 420 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226322452
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503446106

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