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Dance floor democracy : the social geography of memory at the Hollywood Canteen

Author: Sherrie Tucker
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherrie Tucker
ISBN: 9780822357421 0822357429 9780822357575 0822357577
OCLC Number: 870147133
Description: pages cm
Contents: Prologue: dance floor democracy? --
Introduction: writing on a crowded dance floor --
On location: situating the Hollywood Canteen (and swing culture as national memory) in wartime Los Angeles --
Wrestling Hollywood to the map --
Cruising the Cahuenga Pass(t) --
Operating from the curbstone --
Patriotic jitterbugs: tracing the footsteps of the soldier-hostess dyad --
Dyad democracy --
Injured parties --
Torquing back --
Women in uniforms, men in aprons: dancing outside the soldier-hostess dyad --
The dyad from without --
The view from the mezzanine --
Men serving men --
Swing between the nation and the state --
(Un)American patrol: following the state on the dance floor of the nation --
The making(s) of national memory: Hollywood Canteen (the movie).
Responsibility: Sherrie Tucker.

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