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Jookin' : the rise of social dance formations in African-American culture

Author: Katrina Hazzard-Donald
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1990.
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An analysis of the development of the jook--an underground cultural institution created by the black working class--together with other dance arenas in African-American culture.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katrina Hazzard-Donald
ISBN: 087722613X 9780877226130
OCLC Number: 19515231
Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Dancing under the lash --
Shoddy confines: The jook continuum --
Upper shadies and urban politics.
Responsibility: Katrina Hazzard-Gordon.

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Focusing on ten African-American dance arenas from the period of enslavement to the mid-twentieth century, this book explores the jooks, honky-tonks, rent parties, and after-hours joints as well as  Read more...

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"We glean just how rich the black dance tradition is from this vibrant, engaging social history, which hops from the decks of slave ships to honky-tonks, membership clubs and cabarets... [It] takes Read more...

 
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