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Author Wipplinger, Jonathan O., author.

Title The jazz republic : music, race, and American culture in Weimar Germany / Jonathan O. Wipplinger.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 311 pages).
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Series Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Jazz occupies Germany -- The aural shock of modernity -- Writing symphonies in jazz -- Syncopating the mass ornament -- Bridging the great divides -- Singing the Harlem Renaissance -- Jazz's silence.
Summary The Jazz Republic" examines jazz music and the jazz artists who shaped Germany's exposure to this African American art form from 1919 through 1933. Jonathan O. Wipplinger explores the history of jazz in Germany as well as the roles that music, race (especially Blackness), and America played in German culture and follows the debate over jazz through the fourteen years of Germany's first democracy. He explores visiting jazz musicians including the African American Sam Wooding and the white American Paul Whiteman and how their performances were received by German critics and artists. He also engages with the meaning of jazz in debates over changing gender norms and jazz's status between paradigms of high and low culture. By looking at German translations of Langston Hughes's poetry, as well as Theodor W. Adorno's controversial rejection of jazz in light of racial persecution, Wipplinger examines how jazz came to be part of German cultural production more broadly in both the US and Germany, in the early 1930s. Using a wide array of sources from newspapers, modernist and popular journals, as well as items from the music press, this work intervenes in the debate over the German encounter with jazz by arguing that the music was no mere "symbol" of Weimar's modernism and modernity. Rather than reflecting intra-German and/or European debates, it suggests that jazz and its practitioners, African American, white American, Afro-European, German and otherwise, shaped Weimar culture in a central way.
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Language In English.
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This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode
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Subject Jazz -- Social aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Jazz -- Germany -- 1921-1930 -- History and criticism.
Germany -- Civilization -- American influences.
Music and race -- Germany.
MUSIC -- Ethnomusicology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Civilization -- American influences. (OCoLC)fst00862901
Jazz. (OCoLC)fst00982165
Jazz -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00982185
Music and race. (OCoLC)fst01030486
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Wipplinger, Jonathan O. Jazz republic. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2017 9780472053407 (DLC) 2016046421 (OCoLC)960969189
ISBN 9780472900817 (electronic bk.)
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