CART

(0) items

The Power of the Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance During World War II

by
ISBN13:

9780520261549

ISBN10:
0520261542
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/22/2009
Publisher(s):
Univ of California Pr
List Price: $27.95

Buy New Textbook

Print on Demand: 2-4 Weeks. This item cannot be cancelled or returned.
$27.25

eTextbook

Downloadable Offline Access
  • Apple Devices
  • Android Devices
  • Windows Devices
  • Mac Devices
Lifetime Access
$23.08

Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $15.73

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 9/22/2009.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically only the book itself is included.

Summary

Flamboyant zoot suit culture, with its ties to fashion, jazz and swing music, jitterbug and Lindy Hop dancing, unique patterns of speech, and even risqueacute; experimentation with gender and sexuality, captivated the country's youth in the 1940s.The Power of the Zootis the first book to give national consideration to this famous phenomenon. Providing a new history of youth culture based on rare, in-depth interviews with former zoot-suiters, Luis Alvarez explores race, region, and the politics of culture in urban America during World War II. He argues that Mexican American and African American youths, along with many nisei and white youths, used popular culture to oppose accepted modes of youthful behavior, the dominance of white middle-class norms, and expectations from within their own communities.

Author Biography

Luis Alvarez is Associate Professor History at the University of California, San Diego

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgments and Dedicatoinp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Dignity Denied: Youth in the Early War Years
Race and Political Economyp. 15
Class Politics and Juvenile Delinquencyp. 42
The Struggle for Dignity: Zoot Style during World War II
Zoot Style and Body Politicsp. 77
Zoots, Jazz, and Public Spacep. 113
Violence and National Belongings on the Home Front
Zoot Violence in Los Angelesp. 155
Race Riots across the United States Epilogue: From Zoot Suits to Hip-Hpop. 235
Notesp. 245
Bibliographyp. 289
Indexp. 305
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...