Queering Kansas City Jazz

Queering Kansas City Jazz


  • Author : Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496210340


Queering Kansas City Jazz Book Description :

The Jazz Age, a phenomenon that shaped American leisure culture in the early twentieth century, coincided with the growth of Kansas City, Missouri, from frontier town to metropolitan city. Though Kansas City’s music, culture, and stars are well covered, Queering Kansas City Jazz supplements the grand narrative of jazz history by including queer identities in the city’s history while framing the jazz-scene experience in terms of identity and space. Cabarets, gender impressionism clubs, and sites of sex tourism in Kansas City served as world-making spaces for those whose performance of identity transgressed hegemonic notions of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide a critical deconstruction of how the jazz scene offered a space for nonnormative gender practice and performance and acted as a site of contested identity and spatial territory. Few books examine the changing ideas about gender in the turn-of-the-century Great Plains, under the false assumption that people in middle-American places experienced cultural shifts only as an aftershock of events on the coasts. This approach overlooks the region’s contested territories, identities, and memories and fails to adequately explain the social and cultural disruptions experienced on the plains. Clifford-Napoleone rectifies this oversight and shows how Kansas City represents the complexity of the jazz scene in America as a microcosm of all the other people who made the culture, clubs, music, and cabarets of the age possible.

Historical Dictionary of Jazz

Historical Dictionary of Jazz


  • Author : John S. Davis
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538128152


Historical Dictionary of Jazz Book Description :

"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Jazz contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on musicians, styles of jazz, instruments, recording labels, bands and bandleaders, and more"--

Storied   Scandalous Kansas City

Storied Scandalous Kansas City


  • Author : Karla Deel
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493042449


Storied Scandalous Kansas City Book Description :

Welcome to Kansas City—the best town this side of Hell. The Paris of the Plains. Home to the Wettest Block in the World. This collection celebrates a storied history of one notorious city. Meet the mobsters and victims, bootleggers, madams, political bosses and raucous entertainers who truly brought the party to the plains even during Prohibition. Witness the best parades, the wackiest costumes and the wildest scams. Kansas City’s sordid underbelly is full of surprises sure to delight and entice—the odd, macabre and delightful.

Terrorizing Gender

Terrorizing Gender


  • Author : Mia Fischer
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496206749


Terrorizing Gender Book Description :

Using an interdisciplinary framework, Mia Fischer connects media coverage with state regulation of transgender people to show how, despite their increased visibility in national discourse, dominant representations of trans people as deceptive, deviant, and threatening are used to justify, even normalize, state-sanctioned violence against transgender communities.

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music  Dance    Musical Theater

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music Dance Musical Theater


  • Author : Claude J. Summers
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114261634


The Queer Encyclopedia of Music Dance Musical Theater Book Description :

This unique encyclopedia showcases the contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people to music, dance, and musical theater.

Gothic Queer Culture

Gothic Queer Culture


  • Author : Laura Westengard
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496217424


Gothic Queer Culture Book Description :

In Gothic Queer Culture, Laura Westengard proposes that contemporary U.S. queer culture is gothic at its core. Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought--including ghosts embedded in queer theory, shadowy crypts in lesbian pulp fiction, monstrosity and cannibalism in AIDS poetry, and sadomasochism in queer performance--Westengard argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic. Gothic Queer Culture examines the material effects of marginalization, exclusion, and violence and explains why discourse around the complexities of genders and sexualities repeatedly returns to the gothic. Westengard places this queer knowledge production within a larger framework of gothic queer culture, which inherently includes theoretical texts, art, literature, performance, and popular culture. By analyzing queer knowledge production alongside other forms of queer culture, Gothic Queer Culture enters into the most current conversations on the state of gender and sexuality, especially debates surrounding negativity, anti-relationalism, assimilation, and neoliberalism. It provides a framework for understanding these debates in the context of a distinctly gothic cultural mode that acknowledges violence and insidious trauma, depathologizes the association between trauma and queerness, and offers a rich counterhegemonic cultural aesthetic through the circulation of gothic tropes.

Bibliographic Guide to Music
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Bibliographic Guide to Music


  • Author : New York Public Library. Music Division
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048054988


Bibliographic Guide to Music Book Description :