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- DescriptionIn this fascinating history, Chad Heap reveals that the reality of slumming was far more widespread - and important - than stalgia-tinged recollections would lead us to believe. From its appearance as a 'fashionable dissipation' centered on the immigrant and working-class districts of 1880s New York through its spread to Chicago and into the 1930s nightspots frequented by lesbians and gay men, Slumming charts the development of this popular pastime, demonstrating how its moralizing origins were soon outstripped by the artistic, racial, and sexual adventuring that typified Jazz Age America. And while Heap doesn't igre the role of exploitation and voyeurism in slumming - or the resistance it often provoked - he argues that the relatively uninhibited mingling it promoted across bounds of race and class helped to dramatically recast the racial and sexual landscape of burgeoning U.S. cities.
- Author BiographyChad Heap is associate professor of American studies at the George Washington University.
- Author(s)Chad Heap
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication30/11/2010
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleHistorical Studies of Urban America
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note19 halftones, 7 maps
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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