Worlds of Social Dancing: Dance Floor Encounters and the Global Rise of Couple Dancing, C. 1910-40 (Studies in Popular Culture) (Hardcover)

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By James Nott (Editor), Klaus Nathaus (Editor)
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By the 1920s, much of the world was 'dance mad, ' as dancers from Buenos Aires to Tokyo, from Manchester to Johannesburg and from Chelyabinsk to Auckland, engaged in the Charleston, the foxtrot and a whole host of other fashionable dances. Worlds of social dancing examines how these dance cultures spread around the globe at this time and how they were altered to suit local tastes. As it looks at dance as a 'social world', the book explores the social and personal relationships established in encounters on dance floors on all continents. It also acknowledges the impact of radio and (sound) film as well as the contribution of dance teachers, musicians and other entertainment professionals to the making of the new dance culture.

About the Author


Klaus Nathaus is Professor of History at the University of OsloJames Nott is a Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of St Andrews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781526156259
ISBN-10: 1526156253
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: March 25th, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Studies in Popular Culture