Queering Kansas City Jazz

Queering Kansas City Jazz
Author: Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-11
ISBN 10: 1496210344
ISBN 13: 9781496210340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queering Kansas City Jazz Book Review:

The Jazz Age, a phenomenon that shaped American leisure culture in the early twentieth century, coincided with the growth of Kansas City, Missouri, from frontier town to metropolitan city. Though Kansas City’s music, culture, and stars are well covered, Queering Kansas City Jazz supplements the grand narrative of jazz history by including queer identities in the city’s history while framing the jazz-scene experience in terms of identity and space. Cabarets, gender impressionism clubs, and sites of sex tourism in Kansas City served as world-making spaces for those whose performance of identity transgressed hegemonic notions of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide a critical deconstruction of how the jazz scene offered a space for nonnormative gender practice and performance and acted as a site of contested identity and spatial territory. Few books examine the changing ideas about gender in the turn-of-the-century Great Plains, under the false assumption that people in middle-American places experienced cultural shifts only as an aftershock of events on the coasts. This approach overlooks the region’s contested territories, identities, and memories and fails to adequately explain the social and cultural disruptions experienced on the plains. Clifford-Napoleone rectifies this oversight and shows how Kansas City represents the complexity of the jazz scene in America as a microcosm of all the other people who made the culture, clubs, music, and cabarets of the age possible.

Historical Dictionary of Jazz

Historical Dictionary of Jazz
Author: John S. Davis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2020-11-15
ISBN 10: 1538128152
ISBN 13: 9781538128152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Jazz Book Review:

Jazz is a music born in the United States and formed by a combination of influences. In its infancy, jazz was a melting pot of military brass bands, work songs and field hollers of the United States slaves during the 19th century, European harmonies and forms, and the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean. Later, the blues and the influence of Spanish and French Creoles with European classical training nudged jazz further along in its development. As it moved through the swing era of the 1930s, bebop of the 1940s, and cool jazz of the 1950s, jazz continued to serve as a reflection of societal changes. During the turbulent 1960s, freedom and unrest were expressed through Free Jazz and the Avant Garde. Popular and world music have been incorporated and continue to expand the impact and reach of jazz. Today, jazz is truly an international art form. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Jazz contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on musicians, styles of jazz, instruments, recording labels, bands and bandleaders, and more. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Jazz.

Storied & Scandalous Kansas City

Storied & Scandalous Kansas City
Author: Karla Deel
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN 10: 1493042440
ISBN 13: 9781493042449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storied & Scandalous Kansas City Book Review:

Welcome to Kansas City—the best town this side of Hell. The Paris of the Plains. Home to the Wettest Block in the World. This collection celebrates a storied history of one notorious city. Meet the mobsters and victims, bootleggers, madams, political bosses and raucous entertainers who truly brought the party to the plains even during Prohibition. Witness the best parades, the wackiest costumes and the wildest scams. Kansas City’s sordid underbelly is full of surprises sure to delight and entice—the odd, macabre and delightful.

Hybrid Anxieties

Hybrid Anxieties
Author: C. L. Quinan
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1496223594
ISBN 13: 9781496223593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, & Musical Theater

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, & Musical Theater
Author: Claude J. Summers
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114261634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, & Musical Theater Book Review:

This unique encyclopedia showcases the contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people to music, dance, and musical theater.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131550332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dissertation Abstracts International Book Review:

MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures

MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000057122366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kansas City Jazz

Kansas City Jazz
Author: Frank Driggs,Chuck Haddix
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780195307122
ISBN 13: 0195307127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kansas City Jazz Book Review:

Ranging from ragtime to bebop and from Bennie Moten to Charlie Parker, this work aims to capture the golden age of Kansas City jazz. It showcases the lives of the great musicians who made Kansas City swing, with profiles of jazz figures such as Mary Lou Williams, Big Joe Turner, and others.

Jazz Times

Jazz Times
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X006010851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Damron City Guide

Damron City Guide
Author: Gina M. Gatta
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2005-07
ISBN 10: 9780929435541
ISBN 13: 0929435540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Damron City Guide Book Review:

Whether the destination is Provincetown or Paris, South Beach or Sydney, this guide lays out the fastest route to a gay ol' time. Each full-color city map features the latest updates on roads, public transit, airports, tourist sights and the city's most happening gayborhood.

Bibliographic Guide to Music

Bibliographic Guide to Music
Author: Gale Group
Publsiher: G K Hall
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780783892139
ISBN 13: 0783892136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliographic Guide to Music Book Review:

The Illustrated Story of Jazz

The Illustrated Story of Jazz
Author: Keith Shadwick
Publsiher: Book Sales
Total Pages: 181
Release: 1995-08
ISBN 10: 9780785804420
ISBN 13: 0785804420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Story of Jazz Book Review:

Tracing the rich past of important personalities, music, and styles that encompass jazz, a colorful history traces its roots through the present day and considers its place in the broader world of music.

CD Review

CD Review
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105001868442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CD Review Book Review:

The Queer Composition of America's Sound

The Queer Composition of America's Sound
Author: Nadine Hubbs
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2004-10-18
ISBN 10: 9780520937956
ISBN 13: 0520937953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queer Composition of America's Sound Book Review:

In this vibrant and pioneering book, Nadine Hubbs shows how a gifted group of Manhattan-based gay composers were pivotal in creating a distinctive "American sound" and in the process served as architects of modern American identity. Focusing on a talented circle that included Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Paul Bowles, David Diamond, and Ned Rorem, The Queer Composition of America's Sound homes in on the role of these artists' self-identification—especially with tonal music, French culture, and homosexuality—in the creation of a musical idiom that even today signifies "America" in commercials, movies, radio and television, and the concert hall.

LGBTQ America Today

LGBTQ America Today
Author: John C. Hawley
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 1436
Release: 2008-11-30
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079269307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LGBTQ America Today Book Review:

Hundreds of alphabetically arranged biographical and topical entries survey the current state of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer American culture.

Pickup

Pickup
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1946
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105118545701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pickup Book Review:

Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgendered ...

Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgendered ...
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106013092629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgendered ... Book Review:

Winter War

Winter War
Author: Eric Rauchway
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 0465094597
ISBN 13: 9780465094592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winter War Book Review:

The history of the most acrimonious presidential handoff in American history--and of the origins of twentieth-century liberalism and conservatism When Franklin Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in the 1932 election, they represented not only different political parties but vastly different approaches to the question of the day: How could the nation recover from the Great Depression? As historian Eric Rauchway shows in Winter War, FDR laid out coherent, far-ranging plans for the New Deal in the months prior to his inauguration. Meanwhile, still-President Hoover, worried about FDR's abilities and afraid of the president-elect's policies, became the first comprehensive critic of the New Deal. Thus, even before FDR took office, both the principles of the welfare state, and reaction against it, had already taken form. Winter War reveals how, in the months before the hundred days, FDR and Hoover battled over ideas and shaped the divisive politics of the twentieth century.

Gothic Queer Culture

Gothic Queer Culture
Author: Laura Westengard
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 149621742X
ISBN 13: 9781496217424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Queer Culture Book Review:

In Gothic Queer Culture, Laura Westengard proposes that contemporary U.S. queer culture is gothic at its core. Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought--including ghosts embedded in queer theory, shadowy crypts in lesbian pulp fiction, monstrosity and cannibalism in AIDS poetry, and sadomasochism in queer performance--Westengard argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic. Gothic Queer Culture examines the material effects of marginalization, exclusion, and violence and explains why discourse around the complexities of genders and sexualities repeatedly returns to the gothic. Westengard places this queer knowledge production within a larger framework of gothic queer culture, which inherently includes theoretical texts, art, literature, performance, and popular culture. By analyzing queer knowledge production alongside other forms of queer culture, Gothic Queer Culture enters into the most current conversations on the state of gender and sexuality, especially debates surrounding negativity, anti-relationalism, assimilation, and neoliberalism. It provides a framework for understanding these debates in the context of a distinctly gothic cultural mode that acknowledges violence and insidious trauma, depathologizes the association between trauma and queerness, and offers a rich counterhegemonic cultural aesthetic through the circulation of gothic tropes.

Cadence

Cadence
Author: Bob Rusch
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040454905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cadence Book Review: