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Denning, Michael

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Works: 60 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 2,802 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: PS374.D5, 306.40973
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Publications about Michael Denning
Publications by Michael Denning
Most widely held works by Michael Denning
The cultural front : the laboring of American culture in the Twentieth Century by Michael Denning( Book )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 825 libraries worldwide
A major reassessment of US cultural history, The Cultural Front is a mural of the extraordinary upsurge which reshaped American modernism and mass culture in the middle decades of the 20th century. Born as a proletarian avant-garde in the wake of the General Strikes of 1934, the cultural front came of age in the labor movement, the New Deal arts projects, and the film, radio and recording studios. Its successes provoked a cultural civil war, as mid-century America was dominated by Congressional investigations, Hollywood blacklists, and the red scare. Beginning with a historical overview of the Popular Front social movement, and of the rise of the modern cultural apparatus, Michael Denning reconsiders the work and politics of two generations of artists, writers and intellectualscelebrated figures like Welles, Holiday, Ellington, John Dos Passos, Woody Guthrie, Tillie Olsen and Richard Wright as well as lesser-known figures like fashion designer Elizabeth Hawes, Japanese emigre feminist Haru Matsui, bricklayer novelist Pietro di Donato, and blues singer Josh White - and illuminates their social consciousness and political unconscious, as they struggled to create a genuinely democratic popular culture
Mechanic accents : dime novels and working-class culture in America by Michael Denning( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
"Mechanic Accents is a study of American popular fiction and working-class culture. Combining Marxist literary theory with American labor history, Michael Denning explores what happened when, in the nineteenth century, working people began to read cheap novels and the 'fiction question' became a class question. In a new afterword, Denning locates his study within the context of current debates on class and cultural studies."--Jacket
Cover stories : narrative and ideology in the British spy thriller by Michael Denning( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
First published in 1987, this title tracks the spy thriller from John Buchanan to Eric Ambler, Ian Fleming and John Le Carr , and shows how these tales of spies, moles, and the secret service tell a history of modern society, translating the political and cultural transformations of the twentieth century into the intrigues of a shadow world of secret agents. Combining cultural history with narrative analysis, Cover Stories explores the two main traditions of the thriller: the thriller of the work, in which bureaucratic routines are invested with
Culture in the age of three worlds by Michael Denning( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Noise uprising : the audiopolitics of a world musical revolution by Michael Denning( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Noise Uprising brings to life the moment and sounds of a cultural revolution. Between the development of electrical recording in 1925 and the outset of the Great Depression in the early 1930s, the soundscape of modern times unfolded in a series of obscure recording sessions, as hundreds of unknown musicians entered makeshift studios to record the melodies and rhythms of urban streets and dancehalls. The musical styles and idioms etched onto shellac disks reverberated around the globe: among them Havana's son, Rio's samba, New Orleans' jazz, Buenos Aires' tango, Seville's flamenco, Cairo's tarab, Johannesburg's marabi, Jakarta's kroncong, and Honolulu's hula. They triggered the first great battle over popular music and became the soundtrack to decolonization. -- from back cover
China 1900-49 by Michael Denning( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in Undetermined and English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
China, Europe and the Boxers - Revolution of 1911 - China and the First World War, 1914 -19 - Warlords, 1920-28 - Kuomintang China, 1928-31- Kiangsi Soviet and the Long March, 1931-35 - Japanese invasion and World War II, 1937-45 - Communist victory, 1945-49 - China in 1911 and 1949
Ireland in conflict by Michael Denning( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Origins of the problem - The search for an answer - A new question?_
Composing American Individualism: Luciano Berio in the United States, 1960-1971 by Tiffany M Kuo( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This dissertation, "Composing American Individualism: Luciano Berio in the United States, 1960-1971," reconstructs the Italian-born composer's American years during the 1960s by integrating the textures of American politics with the momentum of his international career. I recast Berio in the company of American musicians, experimentalists, and avant-garde performing artists, as well as cultural administrators and arts policy makers in order to broaden current Berio scholarship perspectives geographically and to examine the historical evidence more closely. At the core are three works by Berio: Traces, Passaggio, and Sinfonia. The history and contents of Traces--a censored and racially contentious theater piece composed in 1964--shed two new viewpoints on Berio and his music. First, by retracing the history of Traces, I demonstrate that American culture and politics shaped Berio and his music in fundamental ways. I show that his first American-commissioned work for the theater, Traces, was inspired by the nuanced political rhetoric of the early 1960s civil rights movement--"to erase every trace of discrimination"--And I argue that its withdrawal from the scheduled world premiere prevented a staging of the "traces of discrimination." Second, I reinterpret Berio's most famous work, Sinfonia (1968), in light of the censored 1964 world premiere of Traces. I argue that Berio contained his personal political beliefs by embedding them in the myriad of quotations in the third movement and also obscuring explicit literary meanings in the second movement; simultaneously, I also show that Berio chose to highlight the more popular sounds in America--Mahler's symphonies and the Swingle Singers--to generate a populist reception
Public enterprise and the emerging character of state service provision application to public ports by Michael Denning( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Death certificates of Allen County, Kentucky by Michael Denning( Book )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Sumner County, TN death certificates by Michael Denning( Book )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Simpson County, KY death certificates by Michael Denning( Book )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Trousdale County, TN death certificates by Michael Denning( Book )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Robertson County, TN African American death certificates by Michael Denning( Book )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Macon County, TN death certificates by Michael Denning( Book )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
DeKalb County, TN death certificates by Michael Denning( Book )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Dime novels : popular fiction and working class culture in 19th century America by Michael Denning( Archival Material )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Sumner County, TN deed books by Michael Denning( Book )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Decolonizing the ear : the work of music in the age of electrical reproduction by Michael Denning( Article )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
1891 enumeration of voters for Wilson County, TN by Michael Denning( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Michael Denning American historian
Michael Denning Amerikaans historicus
Michael Denning amerikansk historikar
Michael Denning amerikansk historiker
Michael Denning US-amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler
Languages
English (106)
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