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American Allegory : Lindy Hop and the Racial Imagination

By: Hancock, Black Hawk.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (280 p.).ISBN: 9780226043241.Subject(s): African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Blacks -- Race identity -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century | Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | Dance and race | Lindy (Dance) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century | Whites -- Race identity -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American Allegory : Lindy Hop and the Racial ImaginationDDC classification: 305.896073077311 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue: This Strange Dance; Lead In: The Cost Of Insight; Introduction: The Lindy Hop Revival; 1. Finding The Pocket; 2. Caught in the Act of Appropriation; 3. Put A Little Color On That!; 4. Steppin' Out Of Whiteness; Lead Out: Learning How To Make Life Swing; Conclusion: Toward New Territory; Notes; References; Index
Summary: "Perhaps," wrote Ralph Ellison more than seventy years ago, "the zoot suit contains profound political meaning; perhaps the symmetrical frenzy of the Lindy-hop conceals clues to great potential power." As Ellison noted then, many of our most mundane cultural forms are larger and more important than they appear, taking on great significance and an unexpected depth of meaning. What he saw in the power of the Lindy Hop-the dance that Life magazine once billed as "America's True National Folk Dance"-would spread from black America to make a lasting impression on white America and offer
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue: This Strange Dance; Lead In: The Cost Of Insight; Introduction: The Lindy Hop Revival; 1. Finding The Pocket; 2. Caught in the Act of Appropriation; 3. Put A Little Color On That!; 4. Steppin' Out Of Whiteness; Lead Out: Learning How To Make Life Swing; Conclusion: Toward New Territory; Notes; References; Index

"Perhaps," wrote Ralph Ellison more than seventy years ago, "the zoot suit contains profound political meaning; perhaps the symmetrical frenzy of the Lindy-hop conceals clues to great potential power." As Ellison noted then, many of our most mundane cultural forms are larger and more important than they appear, taking on great significance and an unexpected depth of meaning. What he saw in the power of the Lindy Hop-the dance that Life magazine once billed as "America's True National Folk Dance"-would spread from black America to make a lasting impression on white America and offer

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