Queering Kansas City Jazz

The Jazz Age, a phenomenon that shaped American leisure culture in the early twentieth century, coincided with the growth of Kansas City, Missouri, from frontier town to metropolitan city. Though Kansas City’s music, culture, and stars are well covered, Queering Kansas City Jazz supplements the grand narrative of jazz history by including queer identities in the city’s history while framing the jazz-scene experience in terms of identity and space. Cabarets, gender impressionism clubs, and sites of sex tourism in Kansas City served as world-making spaces for those whose performance of identity transgressed hegemonic notions of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide a critical deconstruction of how the jazz scene offered a space for nonnormative gender practice and performance and acted as a site of contested identity and spatial territory. Few books examine the changing ideas about gender in the turn-of-the-century Great Plains, under the false assumption that people in middle-American places experienced cultural shifts only as an aftershock of events on the coasts. This approach overlooks the region’s contested territories, identities, and memories and fails to adequately explain the social and cultural disruptions experienced on the plains. Clifford-Napoleone rectifies this oversight and shows how Kansas City represents the complexity of the jazz scene in America as a microcosm of all the other people who made the culture, clubs, music, and cabarets of the age possible.

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  • Author : Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone
  • Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 234 pages
  • ISBN : 0803262914
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Queering Kansas City Jazz

Queering Kansas City Jazz
  • Author : Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone
  • Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 01 November 2018
GET THIS BOOKQueering Kansas City Jazz

The Jazz Age, a phenomenon that shaped American leisure culture in the early twentieth century, coincided with the growth of Kansas City, Missouri, from frontier town to metropolitan city. Though Kansas City’s music, culture, and stars are well covered, Queering Kansas City Jazz supplements the grand narrative of jazz history by including queer identities in the city’s history while framing the jazz-scene experience in terms of identity and space. Cabarets, gender impressionism clubs, and sites of sex tourism

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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 15 November 2020
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 01 December 2020
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 01 July 2019
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Events ranging from sexual abuse at Abu Ghraib to the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" hint that important issues surrounding gender and sexuality remain at the core of political and cultural problems. Nonetheless, intersectional analyses of militarism that account for questions of race, class, and gender remain exceedingly rare. Abuses of the Erotic fills this gap by offering a comprehensive picture of how military values have permeated the civilian cultural sphere and by investigating connections between sexuality and militarism

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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 20 November 2018
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 24 March 2015
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 01 April 2019
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Merging critical theory, autobiography, and sexological archival research, Queer Embodiment provides insight into what it means, and has meant, to have a legible body in the West. Hilary Malatino explores how and why intersexuality became an anomalous embodiment requiring correction and how contesting this pathologization can promote medical reform and human rights for intersex and trans persons. Malatino traces both institutional and interpersonal failures to dignify non-sexually dimorphic bodies and examines the ways in which the ontology of gender difference

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  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 03 February 2015
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 01 October 2019
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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 July 2005
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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 13 April 2021
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