The Resource Going to the palais : a social and cultural history of dancing and dance halls in Britain, 1918-1960, James Nott

Going to the palais : a social and cultural history of dancing and dance halls in Britain, 1918-1960, James Nott

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Going to the palais : a social and cultural history of dancing and dance halls in Britain, 1918-1960
Title
Going to the palais
Title remainder
a social and cultural history of dancing and dance halls in Britain, 1918-1960
Statement of responsibility
James Nott
Title variation
Social and cultural history of dancing and dance halls in Britain, 1918-1960
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 that institution in popularity. 'Going to the palais' examines the history of this vital social and cultural institution, exploring the dances, dancers, and dance venues that were at the heart of one of twentieth-century Britain's most significant leisure activities. 'Going to the palais' has several key focuses. First, it explores the expansion of the dance hall industry and the development of a 'mass audience' for dancing between 1918 and 1960. Second, the impact of these changes on individuals and communities is examined, with a particular concentration on working and lower-middle-class communities, and on young men and women. Third, the cultural impact of dancing and dance halls is explored. A key aspect of this debate is an examination of how Britain's dance culture held up against various standardizing processes (commercialization, Americanization, etc.) over the period, and whether we can see the emergence of a 'national' dance culture. Finally, the volume offers an assessment of wider reactions to dance halls and dancing in the period. 'Going to the palais' is concerned with the complex relationship between discourses of class, culture, gender, and national identity and how they overlap - how cultural change, itself a response to broader political, social, and economic developments, was helping to change notions of class, gender, and national identity
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ERASA
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Nott, James J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1645
LC item number
.N68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dance
  • Dance halls
Label
Going to the palais : a social and cultural history of dancing and dance halls in Britain, 1918-1960, James Nott
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 327 pages
Isbn
9780199605194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909250937
  • (OCoLC)ocn909250937
Label
Going to the palais : a social and cultural history of dancing and dance halls in Britain, 1918-1960, James Nott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 327 pages
Isbn
9780199605194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909250937
  • (OCoLC)ocn909250937

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