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Harlem Undercover: Difference and Desire in African American Popular Music, 1920–1940

Harlem Undercover: Difference and Desire in African American Popular Music, 1920–1940 H a r l e m U n d e r c o v e r : D i f f e r e n c e a n d d e s i r e i n A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n P o p u l a r M u s i c , 1 9 2 0 - 1 9 4 0 T e r r y R o w d e n n recent A frican A m erican cultural criticism much attention has been paid to the co m ­ plicated nature o f the representation o f sexu ality ro u tin e ly fo u n d in blues lyrics fro m the 1920s and 30s. Much o f th is w o rk has focused on th e extent to w h ich the blues offered a fo ru m fro m w hich va rio u s ly m arginalized black men and w o m e n could challenge hetero- n o rm a tive expectations and restrictions. Equally im p o rta n t, however, is the degree http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

Harlem Undercover: Difference and Desire in African American Popular Music, 1920–1940

English Language Notes , Volume 45 (2) – Sep 1, 2007

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Copyright © 2007 Regents of the University of Colorado
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0013-8282
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2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-45.2.23
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Abstract

H a r l e m U n d e r c o v e r : D i f f e r e n c e a n d d e s i r e i n A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n P o p u l a r M u s i c , 1 9 2 0 - 1 9 4 0 T e r r y R o w d e n n recent A frican A m erican cultural criticism much attention has been paid to the co m ­ plicated nature o f the representation o f sexu ality ro u tin e ly fo u n d in blues lyrics fro m the 1920s and 30s. Much o f th is w o rk has focused on th e extent to w h ich the blues offered a fo ru m fro m w hich va rio u s ly m arginalized black men and w o m e n could challenge hetero- n o rm a tive expectations and restrictions. Equally im p o rta n t, however, is the degree

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English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2007

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