Jookin': The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture

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Product Details

Price
$31.95
Publisher
Temple University Press
Publish Date
Pages
248
Dimensions
5.51 X 8.22 X 0.71 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780877229568
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About the Author

Katrina Hazzard-Gordon is Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, Camden, and the founder and director of the Diaspora Dance Theatre and Research Group.

Reviews

"""Here's a book I've longed for--historically rich, empirically inspired and, above all, reverent to the funk and drive and moral spirit of the Grand Atlantic Black Dance Tradition.""
--Robert Farris Thompson"
""We glean just how rich the black dance tradition is from this vibrant, engaging social history, which hops from the decks of slave ships to honky-tonks, membership clubs and cabarets.... [It] takes us inside Reconstruction-era jook houses where food, gambling, drink and fellowship were offered, and where dances...crystallized into cultural forms.""
"Publishers Weekly""

""An excellent study of black dance.... A well-done and readable account of how black Americans brought their dances with them from Africa, adapted them to the music of urban honky-tonks and jook joints, and created a unique art form.""
"Jazztimes""
"""Here's a book I've longed forhistorically rich, empirically inspired and, above all, reverent to the funk and drive and moral spirit of the Grand Atlantic Black Dance Tradition.""
Robert Farris Thompson""
"We glean just how rich the black dance tradition is from this vibrant, engaging social history, which hops from the decks of slave ships to honky-tonks, membership clubs and cabarets.... [It] takes us inside Reconstruction-era jook houses where food, gambling, drink and fellowship were offered, and where dances...crystallized into cultural forms."
--Publishers Weekly

"An excellent study of black dance.... A well-done and readable account of how black Americans brought their dances with them from Africa, adapted them to the music of urban honky-tonks and jook joints, and created a unique art form."
--Jazztimes


"Here's a book I've longed for--historically rich, empirically inspired and, above all, reverent to the funk and drive and moral spirit of the Grand Atlantic Black Dance Tradition."
--Robert Farris Thompson