Writing Jazz: Race, Nationalism, and Modern Culture in the 1920s (Studies in American Popular History and Culture)
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (0)
List Price: $136.00
Sale Price: $106.66
Availability: Usually ships in 6-10 business days

Amazon.com Price: $106.66 (as of 2017-10-21 03:11:28 GMT) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Product Description

This study examines how early writers of jazz criticism and literature as well as “jazz” performers and composers associated the music directly with questions about identity 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.

Product Details

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Customer Reviews

Tagged with:

Filed under: History & Biography

Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!