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The Resource Hot stuff : disco and the remaking of American culture, Alice Echols

Hot stuff : disco and the remaking of American culture, Alice Echols

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Hot stuff : disco and the remaking of American culture
Title
Hot stuff
Title remainder
disco and the remaking of American culture
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Alice Echols
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
American studies scholar and former deejay Alice Echols captures the experience of the Disco Years--on dance floors, at the movies, in the streets, and beneath the sheets. Disco may have presented itself as shallow and disposable--the platforms, polyester, and plastic vibe of it all--but the disco scene carved out a haven for gay men who reclaimed their sexuality on dance floors where they had once been surveilled and harassed; it thrust black women onto center stage as some of the genre's most prominent stars; and it paved the way for the opening of Studio 54 and the viral popularity of the shoestring-budget Saturday Night Fever, a movie that challenged traditional notions of masculinity, even for heterosexuals. But while exploring the cultural milieu, Echols never loses sight of the era's defining soundtrack, which propelled popular music into new sonic territory, influencing everything from rap and rock to techno and trance.--From publisher description
Summary
American studies scholar and former deejay Alice Echols captures the experience of the Disco Years--on dance floors, at the movies, in the streets, and beneath the sheets. Disco may have presented itself as shallow and disposable--the platforms, polyester, and plastic vibe of it all--but the disco scene carved out a haven for gay men who reclaimed their sexuality on dance floors where they had once been surveilled and harassed; it thrust black women onto center stage as some of the genre's most prominentstars; and it paved the way for the opening of Studio 54 and the viral popularity of the shoestring-budget Saturday Night Fever, a movie that challenged traditional notions of masculinity, even for heterosexuals. But while exploring the cultural milieu, Echols never loses sight of the era's defining soundtrack, which propelled popular music into new sonic territory, influencing everything from rap and rock to techno and trance.--From publisher description
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340473
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DLC
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Echols, Alice
Dewey number
781.64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Disco music
  • Popular culture
  • Music
Target audience
adult
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disco and the remaking of American culture
Label
Hot stuff : disco and the remaking of American culture, Alice Echols
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
I hear a symphony : black masculinity and the disco turn -- More, more, more : one and oneness in gay disco -- Ladies' night : women and disco -- The homo superiors : disco and the rise of gay macho -- Saturday night fever : the little disco movie -- One nation under a thump? : disco and its discontents
Control code
ocn317919773
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 338 p.
Isbn
9780393066753
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009040997
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)317919773
Label
Hot stuff : disco and the remaking of American culture, Alice Echols
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
I hear a symphony : black masculinity and the disco turn -- More, more, more : one and oneness in gay disco -- Ladies' night : women and disco -- The homo superiors : disco and the rise of gay macho -- Saturday night fever : the little disco movie -- One nation under a thump? : disco and its discontents
Control code
ocn317919773
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 338 p.
Isbn
9780393066753
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009040997
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)317919773

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