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The Resource Writing jazz : race, nationalism, and modern culture in the 1920s, Nicholas M. Evans

Writing jazz : race, nationalism, and modern culture in the 1920s, Nicholas M. Evans

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Writing jazz : race, nationalism, and modern culture in the 1920s
Title
Writing jazz
Title remainder
race, nationalism, and modern culture in the 1920s
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas M. Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study examines how early writers of jazz criticism (such as Gilbert Seldes and Carl Van Vechten) and literature (F. Scott Fitzgerald and Langston Hughes)--as well as "jazz" performers and composers (such as Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, and George Gershwin)--associated the music directly with questions about identity (racial, ethnic, national, gendered, and sexual) and with historical developments like industrialization. Going beyond the study of melody, harmony, and rhythm, this book's interdisciplinary approach takes seriously the cultural beliefs about jazz that inspired interracial contact, moralistic panic, bohemian slumming, visions of American democracy, and much more. Detailed textual analysis of fiction, nonfiction, film, and musical performance illustrates the complexity of these cultural beliefs in the 1920s and also shows their survival to the present day
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DLC
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Evans, Nicholas M
Dewey number
781.65/09
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3508
LC item number
.E93 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Garland studies in American popular history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz
  • Music and race
  • African Americans
  • Jazz
Label
Writing jazz : race, nationalism, and modern culture in the 1920s, Nicholas M. Evans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Things ain't what they used to be? Race and jazz criticism -- Music and national culture -- "The jazz age": nativism, ethnic pluralism, and their discontents -- F. Scott Fitzgerald and the instabilities of whiteness -- Wandering aesthetic, wandering consciousness: Langston Hughes's early jazz poetry -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
42391579
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780815322269
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99047219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Writing jazz : race, nationalism, and modern culture in the 1920s, Nicholas M. Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Things ain't what they used to be? Race and jazz criticism -- Music and national culture -- "The jazz age": nativism, ethnic pluralism, and their discontents -- F. Scott Fitzgerald and the instabilities of whiteness -- Wandering aesthetic, wandering consciousness: Langston Hughes's early jazz poetry -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
42391579
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780815322269
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99047219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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