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Adversaries of dance : from the Puritans to the present

Author: Ann Louise Wagner
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether in the private parlor, public hall, commercial "dance palace," or sleazy dive, dance has long been opposed by those who viewed it as immoral - more precisely as being a danger to the purity of those who practiced it, particularly women. In Adversaries of Dance, Ann Wagner presents a major study of opposition to dance over a period of four centuries in what is now the United States.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wagner, Ann Louise.
Adversaries of dance.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)891927811
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Louise Wagner
ISBN: 0252022742 9780252022746 0252065905 9780252065903
OCLC Number: 34798221
Description: xvi, 442 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Pre-Reformation Tradition --
2. The Voices of Protestant Reformers --
3. The Puritans in New England: The Seventeenth Century --
4. The Gentry and the Awakening: The Eighteenth Century --
5. Early Evangelicals and American Etiquette: 1800-1839 --
6. The Evangelical Mainstream and Radical Reformers: 1840-60 --
7. Conservatives, Liberals, and the City: 1865-89 --
8. Embattled Fundamentalists and the Rhetoric of Moral Panic: 1890-1929 --
9. Urban Reformers and the Dance Hall: 1908-40 --
10. The Polemic Upstaged: 1930-69 and Beyond --
11. The Nature of Dance and the Polemic in Reprise --
12. Aesthetics, Morality, and Gender --
App. A. Bible Verses on Dance --
App. B. Known European Adversaries of Dance.
Responsibility: Ann Wagner.

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Whether in the private parlor, public hall, commercial "dance palace," or sleazy dive, dance has long been opposed by those who viewed it as immoral - more precisely as being a danger to the purity of those who practiced it, particularly women. In Adversaries of Dance, Ann Wagner presents a major study of opposition to dance over a period of four centuries in what is now the United States.

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"No other works even begin to approach this definitive accomplishment." -- Amanda Porterfield, author of Female Piety in Puritan New England. "A thorough, often funny, ironic, narratively brisk and Read more...

 
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