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Author Tucker, Sherrie, 1957-

Title Dance floor democracy : the social geography of memory at the Hollywood Canteen / Sherrie Tucker.

Publication Info. Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.531 TUC    Claims Retd
Description xxiv, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages[351]-363) and index.
Contents Prologue: dance floor democracy? -- Introduction: writing on a crowded dance floor -- On location: situating the Hollywood Canteen (and swing culture as national memory) in wartime Los Angeles -- Wrestling Hollywood to the map -- Cruising the Cahuenga Pass(t) -- Operating from the curbstone -- Patriotic jitterbugs: tracing the footsteps of the soldier-hostess dyad -- Dyad democracy -- Injured parties -- Torquing back -- Women in uniforms, men in aprons: dancing outside the soldier-hostess dyad -- The dyad from without -- The view from the mezzanine -- Men serving men -- Swing between the nation and the state -- (Un)American patrol: following the state on the dance floor of the nation -- The making(s) of national memory: Hollywood Canteen (the movie).
Subject Hollywood Canteen.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United States.
Memory -- Social aspects -- United States.
Dance -- Social aspects -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780822357421 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822357429 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822357575 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822357577 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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