Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50 - Studies in Popular Culture (Paperback)Allison Abra (author)
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Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Laura Quinton, New York University, Twentieth Century British History, 2018
'Drawing upon a fascinating range of source material (including autobiographies, Mass Observation, and the trade press), she tackles a series of complex issues, and advances a number of intriguing, important, and convincing arguments.'
Canadian Journal of History
'Dancing in the English Style breaks new ground in many areas [...and] is a detailed, well-written, and comprehensive account of its subject.'
Journal of British Studies
'The book's value lies in its emphasis on the commercialization of dance during the period and its connection to national identity - something hitherto not explored in any real depth. These discussions of national identity and its link to commercialism will interest scholars from a wide variety of fields, and hopefully serve to spark different perspectives on this under-researched area. The book therefore serves as vital reading for scholars of dance and twentieth-century Britain more broadly, but also those interested the variety of ways national identity can be constructed and performed.'
Journal of Contemporary History
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