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  • The Wicked Waltz and Other Scandalous Dancesby Mark Knowles

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    The waltz, perhaps the most beloved social dance of the 19th and early 20th centuries, once provoked outrage from religious leaders and other self-appointed arbiters of social morality. Decrying the corrupting influence of social dancing, they failed to suppress the popularity of the waltz or other dance crazes of the period, including the Charleston,... more...

  • Shall We Dance? The True Story of the Couple Who Taught The World to Danceby Douglas Thompson; Craig Revel-Horwood

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    On the eve of the Great War, they had the world at - and watching - their feet. If God is in the details, they were divine.Vernon and Irene Castle were the world's first true celebrity couple. He, an Englishman, was tall and slim, as poised as an elegant evening out, a template for the Hollywood idols who would follow. In a staid age, she, a New Yorker,... more...

  • The Fierce Tribeby Mickey Weems

    Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    Mickey Weems applies overtly interdisciplinary interpretation  to a subject that demands such a breakdown of intellectual boundaries. This is an ethnography  that  documents the folk nature of popular culture. The Circuit, an expression of Gay culture, comprises large dance events (gatherings, celebrations, communions, festivals). Music... more...

  • High School Promby Ann Anderson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Prom has been a fixture in the life of American teenagers for as long as high schools have existed. Both encapsulating and magnifying the drama of adolescence, proms have transformed from modest tea dances to costly extravaganzas supporting apparel and cosmetic makers, limousine services, hotels, magazine publishers, and hair salons. Focusing on social... more...