If It Ain't Got That Swing

The Rebirth of Grown-Up Culture

Mark Gauvreau Judge

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In a world dominated by teenagers, it is easy to forget that popular culture once catered to adults. A countercultural "Gen-X" writer shows in his new book that the rise of rock and roll and the suburbanization of America have produced a narcissistic society drained of joy and hope. Yet in the spreading revival of swing dancing &%8212; an artifact of a more sophisticated and convivial way of life — he detects a harbinger of cultural renewal.

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In a world dominated by teenagers, it is easy to forget that popular culture once catered to adults. A countercultural "Gen-X" writer shows in his new book that the rise of rock and roll and the suburbanization of America have produced a narcissistic society drained of joy and hope. Yet in the spreading revival of swing dancing &%8212; an artifact of a more sophisticated and convivial way of life — he detects a harbinger of cultural renewal.

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Format Cloth
Pages 128
Publisher ISI Books
What They're Saying... No
ISBN 1890626244
ISBN13 9781890626242
Eligible for Readers Club Discount Yes

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