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Title:Shaking Big Shoulders: Music and Dance Culture in Chicago, 1910--1925
Author(s):Bryant, Rebecca Ann
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Gushee, Lawrence
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):History, United States
Abstract:Part II discusses the dances themselves, focusing on the contrasting pair of the fox trot and shimmy, two dances that have previously received little scholarly attention. Chapter 4 discusses the development and dominance of the fox trot as the most popular dance of the era. Chapter 5 documents the development and dissemination of the shimmy, a shoulder- and hip-shaking dance. These dances reflected the multiple and contradictory practices regarding sexuality and gender, simultaneously expressing and structuring both conservative and modern ideals. While the provocative movements of the shimmy embodied the growing importance of sexual expression, the formation of distinct and separate responsibilities for the sexes in dances like the fox trot simultaneously reinscribed asymmetrical gender relations.
Issue Date:2003
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:334 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85711
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086023
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003


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