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Culture Makers : Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s

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In this multidisciplinary study, Amy Koritz examines the drama, dance, and literature of the 1920s, focusing on how artists used these different media to engage three major concurrent shifts in economic and social organization: the emergence of rationalized work processes and expert professionalism; the advent of mass markets and the consequent necessity of consumerism as a behavior and ideology; and the urbanization of the population, in concert with the invention of urban planning and the recognition of specifically urban subjectivities. Koritz analyzes plays by Eugene O\u2019Neill, Elmer Rice, Sophie Treadwell, and Rachel Crothers; popular dance forms of the 1920s and the modern dance and choreography of Martha Graham; and literature by Anzia Yezierska, John Dos Passos, and Lewis Mumford.show more

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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 22mm | 458.13g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 2. Aufl.
  • 0252033841
  • 9780252033841

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"A lucid and insightful cross-genre study of the engagement between cultural producers and the transformations that took effect in American society in the decade often characterized as the Jazz Age."--American Studies "Cleverly investigates ways in which drama, dance, and literature either embraced or challenged the rhythm of the time. . . . Highly recommended."--Choiceshow more

About Amy Koritz

Amy Koritz is an associate professor of English at Tulane University and the author of Gendering Bodies/Performing Art: Dance and Literature in Early Twentieth-Century British Culture.show more

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