Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918-1960

Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918-1960

by James Nott

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199605194
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

James Nott is a social and cultural historian specialising in twentieth-century British culture and society. He is author of Music for the People: Popular Music and Dance in Interwar Britain (2002) and co-editor of Classes, Politics, and Cultures: Essays in British History in Honour of Ross McKibbin (2011). He is currently working on a history of masculinity in twentieth century Britain and the links between race and dance.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Dancing, the Dance Hall Industry, and its Audience
1. The Birth of the Palais: Dancing and Dance Halls, 1918-1939
2. Wartime Boom: Dancing and the Dance Hall Industry at War, 1939-1945
3. Rise and Fall: The Golden Age of the Dance Hall, 1945-1960
4. The Development of Dancing in Britain 1918-1960
Part II: The Dance Hall and British Society, 1918-1960
5. Youth and the dance hall, 1918-1960
6. Women, Dancing and Dance Halls, 1918-1960
7. Romance and Intimacy in the Dance Hall
Part III: Conflicts and Control: Moral Panic and the Dance Hall 1918-1960
8. Morality, Gender, and the Dance Hall 1918-60
9. Race and the Dance Hall
10. The 'Youth Problem' and the Dance Hall 1918-1960
Conclusion

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