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Author McBee, Randy D.

Title Dance hall days [electronic resource] : intimacy and leisure among working-class immigrants in the United States / Randy D. McBee.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description ix, 293 p., [8] p. of plates : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-288) and index.
Contents Marriages were a little different then : marriages upon short acquaintance and immigrant, working-class life -- The era of large ballrooms and famous bands : the rise of commercial leisure and the making of a peer culture -- The girls here are like crazy : working-class women's heterosocial leisure and homosocial fun -- That's alright, I have my gang here : working-class male culture and the struggle over gender, identity, and dance -- And you know the old saying about familiarity breeding contempt : working-class male culture, social clubs, and heterosocial leisure -- When it comes to my marrying, boy, there will be a lot of strings pulled by my parents : familial conflict, commercial leisure, and weddings.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Sex role -- United States -- History.
Man-woman relationships -- United States -- History.
Leisure -- United States -- History.
Working class -- United States -- History.
Immigrants -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0814756204 (acid-free paper)

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