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Some of these days : black stars, jazz aesthetics, and modernist culture

Author: James Donald
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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'Some of These Days' shows how interwar European audiences, artists, and intellectuals particularly associated with modernism, used Black American culture - for which 'jazz' was often a shorthand - to negotiate the disorientating experience of modernity and modernization. One manifestation of this process was the fashionable Negrophilia of the 1920s, the decade in which the two most successful Black American stars  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Music
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2014038062
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Donald
ISBN: 9780199354023 0199354022
OCLC Number: 906877306
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Some of These Days""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction: A Migration of Stars""; ""1 New Negro: Paul Robeson�s Formation in Harlem""; ""2 Between the Jungle and the Skyscraper: Josephine Baker in Paris and Berlin""; ""3 Ballet mécanique: Jazz Aesthetics and Modernist Film""; ""4 Jazz in Stone and Steel: Josephine Baker and Modern Architecture""; ""5 Borderlines: Race, Cosmopolitanism, and the Modern Uncanny""; ""Color Plates""; ""6 Down the River of Dreams: Songs of Exile and Nostalgia""; ""7 Here I Stand: Performing Politics"" ""Coda: Nick�s Bar, New York City""""Acknowledgments""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""List of Plates (Plates between pages 128 and 129)""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
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With portraits of actors, dancers, architects, poets, directors, and musicians, Some of These Days highlights how the so-called New Negro Movement of the 1920s reverberated far beyond Harlem to  Read more...

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Some of These Days is a deft and engrossing double helix: a cultural history of international modernism through interwoven chapters on its two greatest African American stars, Josephine Baker and Read more...

 
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