Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of by James Nott

By James Nott

From the mid-1920s, the dance corridor occupied a pivotal position within the tradition of operating- and lower-middle-class groups in Britain - a spot rivalled purely by way of the cinema and at last to eclipse even that establishment in recognition. Going to the Palais examines the historical past of this very important social and cultural establishment, exploring the dances, dancers, and dance venues that have been on the center of 1 of twentieth-century Britain's most vital leisure
activities.

Going to the Palais has a number of key focuses. First, it explores the growth of the dance corridor and the improvement of a 'mass viewers' for dancing among 1918 and 1960. moment, the effect of those alterations on members and groups is tested, with a specific focus on operating and lower-middle-class groups, and on younger women and men. 3rd, the cultural impression of dancing and dance halls is explored. A key element of this debate is an exam of how
Britain's dance tradition held up opposed to a number of standardizing strategies (commercialization, Americanization, etc.) over the interval, and no matter if we will see the emergence of a 'national' dance tradition. ultimately, the amount deals an review of wider reactions to bounce halls and dancing within the interval. Going to
the Palais is worried with the advanced dating among discourses of sophistication, tradition, gender, and nationwide identification and the way they overlap - how cultural swap, itself a reaction to broader political, social, and fiscal advancements, was once assisting to alter notions of sophistication, gender, and nationwide identity.

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