The Scene of Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance

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Harlem s nightclubs in the 1920s and 30s were a crucible for testing society s racial and sexual limits. Normally tacit divisions were there made spectacularly public in the vibrant, but often fraught, relationship between performer and audience. The cabaret scene, Shane Vogel contends, also played a key role in the Harlem Renaissance by offering an alternative to the politics of sexual respectability and racial uplift that sought to dictate the proper subject matter for black arts and letters. Individually and collectively ...

The Scene of Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226862521

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The Scene of Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226862514

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