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Street scenes : staging the self in immigrant New York, 1880-1924 / Esther Romeyn.

By: Romeyn, Esther.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 273 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780816666263; 0816666261.Subject(s): Minorities -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions | Minorities -- New York (State) -- New York -- Intellectual life | Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions | Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Intellectual life | Performing arts -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Self -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Ethnicity -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Street scenes.DDC classification: 305.8009747/10903 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
pt. 1. The city as theater : performativity and urban space -- The epistemology of the city -- Detecting, acting, and the hierarchy of the social body -- Crossing the Bowery : female slumming and the theater of urban space -- Eros and Americanization : the rise of David Levinsky, or the etiquette of race and sex -- pt. 2. Stages of identity : performing ethnic subjects -- Juggling identities : the case of an Italian American clown -- My other/my self : impersonation and the rehearsal of otherness -- The truth of racial signs : civilizing the Jewish comic -- Blackface, Jewface, whiteface : racial impersonation revisited.
Summary: The turn of the twentieth century in New York City was characterized by radical transformation as the advent of consumer capitalism confronted established social hierarchies, culture, and conceptions of selfhood. The popular stage existed in a symbiotic relationship with the city and uniquely captured the contested terms of immigrant identity of the time. Street Scenes focuses on the intersection of modern city life and stage performance. From street life and slumming to vaudeville and early cinema, to Yiddish theater and blackface comedy, Esther Romeyn discloses racial comedy, passing, and ma.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-261) and index.

pt. 1. The city as theater : performativity and urban space -- The epistemology of the city -- Detecting, acting, and the hierarchy of the social body -- Crossing the Bowery : female slumming and the theater of urban space -- Eros and Americanization : the rise of David Levinsky, or the etiquette of race and sex -- pt. 2. Stages of identity : performing ethnic subjects -- Juggling identities : the case of an Italian American clown -- My other/my self : impersonation and the rehearsal of otherness -- The truth of racial signs : civilizing the Jewish comic -- Blackface, Jewface, whiteface : racial impersonation revisited.

The turn of the twentieth century in New York City was characterized by radical transformation as the advent of consumer capitalism confronted established social hierarchies, culture, and conceptions of selfhood. The popular stage existed in a symbiotic relationship with the city and uniquely captured the contested terms of immigrant identity of the time. Street Scenes focuses on the intersection of modern city life and stage performance. From street life and slumming to vaudeville and early cinema, to Yiddish theater and blackface comedy, Esther Romeyn discloses racial comedy, passing, and ma.

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