Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2017

304 Pages | 7 b/w illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781784994334

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Dancing in the English Style

Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

First Edition

Allison Abra

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Popular Culture MUP

  • New in paperback
  • Includes 7 black and white illustrations
  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of popular dancing's widespread influence and impacts in early twentieth-century Britain, both within and beyond the walls of the public ballroom
  • Restores Britain to a prominent place within the global system of production and consumption that forged the music and dances of the Jazz Age
  • Emphasises the strong influence of international cultural products from beyond the Empire on British national identity construction