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The Resource The power of the zoot : youth culture and resistance during World War II, Luis Alvarez

The power of the zoot : youth culture and resistance during World War II, Luis Alvarez

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The power of the zoot : youth culture and resistance during World War II
Title
The power of the zoot
Title remainder
youth culture and resistance during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Luis Alvarez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Flamboyant zoot suit culture, with its ties to fashion, jazz and swing music, jitterbug and Lindy Hop dancing, unique patterns of speech, and even risque experimentation with gender and sexuality, captivated the country's youth in the 1940s. The Power of the Zoot is the first book to give national consideration to this famous phenomenon. Providing a new history of youth culture based on rare, in-depth interviews with former zoot-suiters, Luis Alvarez explores race, region, and the politics of culture in urban America during World War II. He argues that Mexican American and African American youths, along with many nisei and white youths, used popular culture to oppose accepted modes of youthful behavior, the dominance of white middle-class norms, and expectations from within their own communities."--Jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alvarez, Luis
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American crossroads
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleepy Lagoon Trial (Los Angeles, California : 1942-1943)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Zoot Suit Riots (Los Angeles, California : 1943)
  • Popular culture
  • Youth
  • Minority youth
  • Fashion
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sleepy Lagoon Trial, Los Angeles, Calif., 1942-1943
  • Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Fashion
  • Manners and customs
  • Popular culture
  • Race relations
  • Social aspects
  • Social conditions
  • Youth
  • California
  • United States
  • United States -- Race relations
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United States
  • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
  • Youth -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Fashion -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Fashion
  • Minority youth
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Youth
  • Minority youth -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Sleepy Lagoon Trial, Los Angeles, Calif., 1942-1943
  • Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943
Label
The power of the zoot : youth culture and resistance during World War II, Luis Alvarez
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Dignity denied : youth in the early war years. -- Race and political economy -- Class politics and juvenile delinquency -- pt. 2. The struggle for dignity : Zoot style during World War II. -- Zoot style and body politics -- Zoots, jazz, and public space -- pt. 3. Violence and national belonging on the home front. -- Zoot violence in Los Angeles -- Race riots across the United States -- Epilogue : From Zoot Suits to Hip-Hop
Control code
ocn586163177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 318 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520934214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt369v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586163177
Label
The power of the zoot : youth culture and resistance during World War II, Luis Alvarez
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Dignity denied : youth in the early war years. -- Race and political economy -- Class politics and juvenile delinquency -- pt. 2. The struggle for dignity : Zoot style during World War II. -- Zoot style and body politics -- Zoots, jazz, and public space -- pt. 3. Violence and national belonging on the home front. -- Zoot violence in Los Angeles -- Race riots across the United States -- Epilogue : From Zoot Suits to Hip-Hop
Control code
ocn586163177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 318 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520934214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt369v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586163177

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