The Resource Babylon girls : black women performers and the shaping of the modern, Jayna Brown

Babylon girls : black women performers and the shaping of the modern, Jayna Brown

Label
Babylon girls : black women performers and the shaping of the modern
Title
Babylon girls
Title remainder
black women performers and the shaping of the modern
Statement of responsibility
Jayna Brown
Title variation
Black women performers and the shaping of the modern
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Babylon Girls is a groundbreaking cultural history of the African American women who performed in variety shows - chorus lines, burlesque revues, cabaret acts, and the like - between 1890 and 1945. Through a consideration of the gestures, costuming, vocal techniques, and stagecraft developed by African American singers and dancers, Jayna Brown explains how these women shaped the movement and style of an emerging urban popular culture. In an era of U.S. and British imperialism, these women challenged and played with constructions of race, gender, and the body as they moved across stages and geographic space. They pioneered dance movements including the cakewalk, the shimmy, and the Charleston - black dances by which the "New Woman" defined herself. These early-twentieth-century performers brought these dances with them as they toured across the United States and around the world, becoming cosmopolitan subjects more widely traveled than many of their audiences"--Book cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Jayna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2286
LC item number
.B76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women entertainers
  • Women, Black
  • African American women entertainers
  • African American women entertainers
  • African American women entertainers
  • African American women entertainers
  • Women, Black
  • Afroamerikanischer Tanz
  • Afroamerikanische Tänzerin
  • Schauspielerin
  • Künstlerin
  • Tänzerin
  • Kabarett
  • Entertainerin
  • Afro-Américain (peuple)
  • Sängerin
  • Tänzerin
  • Varieté
  • Schauspielerin
  • United States
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
Babylon girls : black women performers and the shaping of the modern, Jayna Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. "Little Black Me" : The Touring Picaninny Choruses -- 2. Letting the Flesh Fly : Topsy, time, Torture, and Transfiguration -- 3. "Egyptian Beauties" and "Creole Queens" : The Performance of City and Empire on the Fin-de-Siécle Black Burlesque Stage -- 4. The cakewalk business -- 5. Everybody's Doing It : Social Dance, Segregation, and the New Body -- 6. Babylon Girls : Primitivist Modernism, Anti-modernism, and Black Chorus Line Dancers -- 7. Translocations : Florence Mills, Josephine Baker, and Valaida Snow -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780822341574
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213375889
  • (OCoLC)ocn213375889
Label
Babylon girls : black women performers and the shaping of the modern, Jayna Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. "Little Black Me" : The Touring Picaninny Choruses -- 2. Letting the Flesh Fly : Topsy, time, Torture, and Transfiguration -- 3. "Egyptian Beauties" and "Creole Queens" : The Performance of City and Empire on the Fin-de-Siécle Black Burlesque Stage -- 4. The cakewalk business -- 5. Everybody's Doing It : Social Dance, Segregation, and the New Body -- 6. Babylon Girls : Primitivist Modernism, Anti-modernism, and Black Chorus Line Dancers -- 7. Translocations : Florence Mills, Josephine Baker, and Valaida Snow -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780822341574
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213375889
  • (OCoLC)ocn213375889

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