Hall Center For The Humanities


Sherrie Tucker
American Studies

"Writing on a Crowded Dance Floor: Theories and Methods for Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen"
Past Seminars : Performance & Culture Seminar

Fri., Dec. 9, 2005, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Hall Center Seminar Room
In preparation for her 12/9 presentation on the methodology of her current project, Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen, Professor Tucker would like for seminar participants to read her 1996 article about the methodology she used in her previous project on "all-girl" bands of the 1940s. She will discuss how shifting her focus from the band stand to the dance floor has affected her approach to oral histories of 1940s swing culture as 'telling performances.'

The article is available through the KU library's electronic databases. Here is the citation:

"Telling Performances: Jazz History Remembered and Remade by the Women in the Band," The Oral History Review V. 26, i. 1 (Winter-Spring 1999) p. 67.

If you don?t know how to access the article via the library?s electronic databases:
1. Open your web browser and go to www.lib.ku.edu.
2. Click Library Catalog.
3. In the ?Search for:? field, type ?Oral History Review?. In the ?Search by:? menu, select Journal Title. Click Search.
4. Click Oral history review [electronic resource].
5. Then click Full text coverage: 1997 to 1999 -- (Source: Periodical Abstracts).
6. A new screen will appear. In the ?Title? field, type ?Telling Performances: Jazz?. Click ?Search?.
7. Click View Full Text in HTML format (PerAbs).
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