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Imperial Blues: Geographies of Race and Sex in Jazz Age New York

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In this pathbreaking study, Fiona I. B. Ngandocirc; examines how geographies of U.S. empire were perceived and enacted during the 1920s and 1930s. Focusing on New York during the height of the Harlem Renaissance, Ngandocirc; traces the cityand#39;s multiple circuits of jazz music and culture. In considering this cosmopolitan milieu, where immigrants from the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Japan, and China crossed paths with blacks and white andquot;slummersandquot; in dancehalls and speakeasies, she investigates imperialismand#39;s profound impact on racial, gendered, and sexual formations. As nightclubs overflowed with the sights and sounds of distant continents, tropical islands, and exotic bodies, tropes of empire provided both artistic possibilities and policing rationales. These renderings naturalized empire and justified expansion, while establishing transnational modes of social control within and outside the imperial city. Ultimately, Ngandocirc; argues that domestic structures of race and sex during the 1920s and 1930s cannot be understood apart from the imperial ambitions of the United States.

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Focusing on the representations of distant lands and exotic bodies that filled the nightclubs of Jazz Age New York, Fiona I. B. Ngand#244; shows how U.S. ambitions abroad shaped racial, gendered, and sexual formations at home.

About the Author

Fiona I. B. Ngandocirc; is Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1. Desire and Danger in Jazz's Contact Zones 33

2. Queer Modernities 71

3. Orienting Subjectivities 121

4. Dreaming of Araby 155

Conclusion. Academic Indiscretions 187

Notes 193

Bibliography 231

Index 251

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822355397
Author:
Ngo, Fiona
Publisher:
Duke University Press
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Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 photographs
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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