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

Author/Creator:
Nott, James J., author.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (342 p.)
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Dance -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Dance halls -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
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. This book examines the history of this vital social and cultural institution, exploring the dances, dancers, and dance venues at the heart of one of twentieth-century Britain's most significant leisure activities. It explores the expansion of the dance hall industry and the development of a mass audience for dancing.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Going to the Palais: A Social and Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918-1960""; ""Copyright""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""PART I: DANCING, THE DANCE HALLINDUSTRY, AND ITS AUDIENCE""; ""Chapter 1: The Birth of the Palais Dancing and Dance Halls, 1918-39 ""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""THE GROWTH OF A MASS MARKET FOR DANCING, 1918-39""; ""MECCA AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DANCE HALL INDUSTRY ""; ""VENUES FOR DANCING IN INTERWAR BRITAIN ""; ""AUDIENCES FOR DANCING IN INTERWAR BRITAIN""
""CONCLUSION""""Chapter 2: Wartime Boom: Dancing and the Dance Hall Industryat War, 1939-45 ""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""THE WARTIME AUDIENCE FOR DANCING""; ""WHO WENT DANCING IN WARTIME?""; ""VENUES FOR DANCING DURING THE WAR""; ""WARTIME CHALLENGES TO THE DANCE HALL INDUSTRY ""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""Chapter 3: Rise and Fall: The Golden Age of the Dance Hall, 1945-60 ""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""DANCING IN AN AGE OF AUSTERITY, 1945-53""; ""DANCING IN AN AGE OF AFFLUENCE, 1953-60""; ""MECCA AND THE FURTHER COMMERCIALIZATION OF DANCING, 1945-60 ""; ""THE DECLINE OF THE PALAIS""; ""CONCLUSION""
""Chapter 4: The Development of Dancing in Britain, 1918-60 """"INTRODUCTION""; ""LEARNING TO DANCE""; ""DANCES AND DANCE FASHIONS, 1910-39""; ""WARTIME DANCE FASHIONS, 1939-45""; ""DANCE FASHIONS, 1945-60""; ""A 'NATIONAL' DANCE CULTURE?""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""PART II: DANCING AND BRITISH SOCIETY, 1918-60""; ""Chapter 5: Youth and the Dance Hall, 1918-60""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""DANCING'S POPULARITY AMONGST THE YOUNG, 1918-60""; ""DANCING AND TRANSITIONS TO ADULTHOOD""; ""DANCING AND THE EMERGENCE OF YOUTH CULTURE, 1918-60 ""; ""CONCLUSION""
""Chapter 6: Women, Dancing, and Dance Halls, 1918-60 """"INTRODUCTION""; ""CREATING A 'FEMALE' PUBLIC SPACE""; ""DANCING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF FEMALE IDENTITY ""; ""THE DANCE HALL AND WOMEN'S INTERACTION WITH MEN ""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""Chapter 7: Romance and Intimacy in the Dance Hall""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""THE DANCE HALL AND THE RULES OF COURTSHIP""; ""ROMANCE AND THE PALAIS""; ""THE DANCE HALL AND INTIMACY""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""PART III: CONFLICTS AND CONTROL:MORAL PANIC AND THE DANCE HALL, 1918-60 ""; ""Chapter 8: Morality, Gender, and the Dance Hall, 1918-60 ""; ""INTRODUCTION""
""THE 'IMMORALITY' OF DANCE HALLS""""PREVENTING IMMORALITY IN THE DANCE HALL""; ""THE 'IMMORALITY' OF DANCE""; ""MAKING DANCES 'RESPECTABLE'""; ""DANCING AND CHANGING GENDER BOUNDARIES""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""Chapter 9: Race and the Dance Hall ""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""DANCE AND CULTURAL RACISM, 1918-60""; ""DANCE AND ANTI-AMERICANISM IN BRITAIN, 1918-60 ""; ""RACIAL CONFLICT IN THE DANCE HALL, 1918-39""; ""RACIAL CONFLICT IN THE DANCE HALL DURING WORLD WAR II ""; ""RACIAL CONFLICT IN THE DANCE HALL DURING A PERIOD OF MASS IMMIGRATION, 1945-60 ""; ""CONCLUSION""
""Chapter 10: The 'Youth Problem' and the Dance Hall, 1918-60 ""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed November 18, 2015).
ISBN:
0-19-175425-0
0-19-166272-0