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What Will I BeAmerican Music and Cold War Identity

What Will I Be: American Music and Cold War Identity

Philip M. Gentry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190299590
eISBN:
9780190299620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190299590.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

In the wake of World War II, the cultural life of the United States underwent a massive transformation. Central to the era was the rise of the concept of identity, and with it a reformulation of the ... More

ChoreomaniaDance and Disorder

Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Kélina Gotman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book traces the emergence and spread of the choreomania concept through colonial medical and ethnographic circles, showing how fantasies of instability—and of the Oriental other—haunted ... More

Musical PortraitsThe Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music

Musical Portraits: The Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music

Joshua S. Walden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190653507
eISBN:
9780190653538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653507.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This book explores the wide-ranging but underexamined genre of musical portraiture. It focuses in particular on contemporary and experimental music created between 1945 and the present day, an era in ... More

Music and Shape

Music and Shape

Daniel Leech-Wilkinson and Helen M. Prior (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199351411
eISBN:
9780199351442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199351411.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Shape is a concept that is widely used in talk about music. Musicians in wide-ranging genres of music use it to help them rehearse, teach and think about what they do. Yet why is a word that seems to ... More

The Case of the Sexy JewessDance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture

The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture

Hannah Schwadron

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190624194
eISBN:
9780190624231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624194.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book documents the unorthodox case of the Sexy Jewess, a distinctive figure of twenty-first-century American Jewishness. Versions of her image proliferate in US popular culture among ... More

Unfinished BusinessMichael Jackson, Detroit, and the Figural Economy of American Deindustrialization

Unfinished Business: Michael Jackson, Detroit, and the Figural Economy of American Deindustrialization

Judith Hamera

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199348589
eISBN:
9780199348619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199348589.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, Dance

Unfinished Business argues that Michael Jackson and Detroit, both as material entities with specific histories and as representations with uncanny persistence, have something valuable to teach us ... More

Singing the ResurrectionBody, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe

Singing the Resurrection: Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe

Erin Lambert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190661649
eISBN:
9780190661670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661649.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores the lived experience of belief in Reformation Europe through two distinct yet deeply connected themes: the resurrection of the body and the act of singing. In late medieval Europe, ... More

Opera for the PeopleEnglish-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Katherine Preston

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371655
eISBN:
9780199371679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371655.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Opera for the People is an in-depth examination of a completely forgotten chapter in American social and cultural history: the love affair that middle-class Americans had with continental opera ... More

Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Nathan Platte

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371112
eISBN:
9780199371136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371112.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood explores the network of musicians and filmmakers whose work defined the sound of Hollywood’s golden age (c. 1920s–1950s). The book’s central character is producer ... More

Making Ballet AmericanModernism Before and Beyond Balanchine

Making Ballet American: Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine

Andrea Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199342235
eISBN:
9780190265816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199342235.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

George Balanchine’s arrival in the United States in 1933, it is widely thought, changed the course of ballet history by creating a bold and original neoclassical style that is celebrated as the first ... More

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