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Going to the Palais : a social and cultural history of dancing and dance halls in Britain, 1918-1960

Author: James J Nott
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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From the mid-1920s, the dance hall occupied a pivotal place in the culture of working- and lower-middle-class communities in Britain - a place rivalled only by the cinema and eventually to eclipse even that institution in popularity. 'Going to the palais' examines the history of this vital social and cultural institution, exploring the dances, dancers, and dance venues that were at the heart of one of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James J Nott
ISBN: 9780199605194 019960519X
OCLC Number: 909250937
Description: ix, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Dancing, the dance hall industry, and its audience --
Part 2. Dancing and British society, 1918-60 --
Part 3. Conflicts and control: Moral panic and the dance hall, 1918-60.
Responsibility: James Nott.

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From the Charleston to the Twist, Going to the Palais provides a lively and vivid account of dancing and its interaction with race, gender, class, and national identity in Britain from 1918 to 1960,  Read more...

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