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Horrible Prettiness

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Author: Robert C. Allen
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807860085
Size: 69.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 382
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Horrible Prettiness

by Robert C. Allen, Horrible Prettiness Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Horrible Prettiness books, Robert Allen's compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon. When Lydia Thompson and her controversial female troupe of "British Blondes" brought modern burlesque to the United States in 1868, the result was electric. Their impertinent humor, streetwise manner, and provocative parodies of masculinity brought them enormous popular success--and the condemnation of critics, cultural commentators, and even women's rights campaigners. Burlesque was a cultural threat, Allen argues, because it inverted the "normal" world of middle-class social relations and transgressed norms of "proper" feminine behavior and appearance. Initially playing to respectable middle-class audiences, burlesque was quickly relegated to the shadow-world of working-class male leisure. In this process the burlesque performer "lost" her voice, as burlesque increasingly revolved around the display of her body. Locating burlesque within the context of both the social transformation of American theater and its patterns of gender representation, Allen concludes that burlesque represents a fascinating example of the potential transgressiveness of popular entertainment forms, as well as the strategies by which they have been contained and their threats defused.




With Amusement For All

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Author: LeRoy Ashby
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813123976
Size: 45.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 648
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With Amusement For All

by LeRoy Ashby, With Amusement For All Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download With Amusement For All books, With Amusement for All contextualizes what Americans have done for fun since 1830, showing the reciprocal nature of the relationships among social, political, economic, and cultural forces and the ways in which the entertainment world has reflected, changed, or reinforced the values of American society.




Prurient Interests

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Author: Andrea S. Friedman
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 60.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Obscenity (Law)
Languages : en
Pages : 922
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by Andrea S. Friedman, Prurient Interests Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Prurient Interests books,




Sir Edwin Gilderoy

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Author: Charles Augustus Ward
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Size: 70.99 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 86
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by Charles Augustus Ward, Sir Edwin Gilderoy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sir Edwin Gilderoy books,




Suburban Sketches

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Author: William Dean Howells
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 68.26 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 225
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Vocal Racial Crossover In The Song Performance Of Three Iconic American Vocalists

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Author: Eden Elizabeth Kainer
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Size: 77.94 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 323
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Vocal Racial Crossover In The Song Performance Of Three Iconic American Vocalists

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All Our Girls Are Men

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Author: Mary Anne Long
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Size: 72.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 334
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Fashioning London

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Author: Christopher Breward
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
ISBN:
Size: 53.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Design
Languages : en
Pages : 223
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Fashioning London

by Christopher Breward, Fashioning London Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fashioning London books, Over the past three centuries, London has established itself as one of the world's most inventive fashion capitals. 'Fashioning London' looks at the manner in which particular styles of dress became associated with this leading international city.




Crowning Identities

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Author: Sarah Banet-Weiser
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Size: 31.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Beauty contests
Languages : en
Pages : 730
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Crowning Identities

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