Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit

Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit

by Suzanne E. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674000633

ISBN-13: 9780674000636

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Harvard University Press

1960s Detroit was a city with a pulse: people were marching in step with Martin Luther King, Jr., dancing in the street with Martha and the Vandellas, facing off with city police. And through it all, Motown provided the beat. This book tells the story of Motown - as both musical style and entrepreneurial phenomenon - and of its intrinsic relationship to the…  See more details below

Overview

1960s Detroit was a city with a pulse: people were marching in step with Martin Luther King, Jr., dancing in the street with Martha and the Vandellas, facing off with city police. And through it all, Motown provided the beat. This book tells the story of Motown - as both musical style and entrepreneurial phenomenon - and of its intrinsic relationship to the politics and culture of Motor Town, USA.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674000636
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Can't Forget the Motor City"1
1"In Whose Heart There Is No Song, To Him the Miles Are Many and Long": Motown and Detroit's Great March to Freedom21
2"Money (That's What I Want)": Black Capitalism and Black Freedom in Detroit54
3"Come See about Me": Black Cultural Production in Detroit94
4"Afro-American Music, without Apology": The Motown Sound and the Politics of Black Culture139
5"The Happening": Detroit, 1967181
6"What's Going On?" Motown and New Detroit209
Conclusion: "Come Get These Memories"247
Notes263
Acknowledgments307
Index313

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