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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-03-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Alice Echols reveals the ways in which disco transformed popular music, propelling it into new sonic territory and influencing rap, techno, and trance. She probes the complex relationship between disco and the era's major movements: gay liberation, feminism, and African American rights. You won't say "disco sucks" as disco thumps back to life in this pulsating look at the culture and politics that gave rise to the music.

Author Biography

Alice Echols is a professor of English and gender studies at the University of Southern California. A former disco deejay, she is the author of the acclaimed biography of Janis Joplin, Scars of Sweet Paradise, among other works.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Plastic Fantastic: The Disco Yearp. xv
I Hear a Symphony: Black Masculinity and the Disco Turnp. 1
More, More, More: One and Oneness in Gay Discop. 39
Ladies' Night: Women and Discop. 71
The Homo Superiors: Disco and the Rise of Gay Machop. 121
Saturday Night Fever: The Little Disco Moviep. 159
One Nation under a Thump?: Disco and its Discontentsp. 195
Epilogue: Do It Againp. 233
Notesp. 241
Playlistp. 303
Photograph Creditsp. 307
Indexp. 309
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