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Alice Echols, a professor of American studies and history at Rutgers But in her engrossing new book, “Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of. Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture by Alice Echols. Tim Lawrence. University of East London. Search for more papers by. Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture by Alice Echols. Richard D. Driver. Texas Tech University. Search for more papers by.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Echols discussion in Hot Stuff adds to the literature of popular music in American culture and history, and in this case illustrates how music permeated the daily and social lives of all Americans, echola simply the groups examined as the core components of disco in the s.

Disco thumps back to life in this pulsating look at the culture and politics that gave rise to the music. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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She shows how dancing was transformative not only for individuals but for subcultures who came together through the music and dancing to transform the world they lived in. Don’t have a Kindle? Disco and the Remaking of American Culture is an interpretative rather than a comprehensive history, one that focuses on these very shifts in identity and representation and the debates they triggered.

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I’m not sure myself, but it’s something a lot more interesting to talk about rather than focusing on rock is only for white guys see you later Living Color – you don’t matter and chicks like boppy pop bye stufc Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney – you’re not guys so you can’t make rock. But it does put Disco into historical perspective and explains how it empowered marginalized groups and brought hlt into the mainstream.

Sep 03, Jason Mock rated it liked it.

Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture

Studio sttuff, Disco, and the Culture of the Night. Easy to read, informative and, if you know anything about disco, a pretty good beginning to a great playlist for a road trip. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I knew she would bring an interesting perspective to disco culture. Even my beloved punk fell into that cycle see also, Green Day.

Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture by Alice Echols

Disco and the Remaking of American Culture. At first he though they were designed for particularly athletic sex, but then it dawned on him: This would have gotten three stars from me just for mentioning The Electrifying Mojo and the Nectarine Ballroom, but in addition, it was a good work of cultural history. Other editions – View all Hot Stuff: Finally, Echols considers the placement of Saturday Night Fever beyond its embodiment as the peak of commercialized disco, remarking that the film provided a lens to view gender, racial, and sexuality shifts in s America.


Plus, who doesn’t love a bonus playlist?! Guess I prefer the part of the musical sequence that turns from producer-driven music to music driven by artists.

May 28, Tina Hamilton rated it liked it. Echols may overreach in some of her analysis, but I thought most of her arguments were convincing, and the writing was more engaging than I have come to expect from professional historians.

I agree with Echols’ dismissal of the tendency of historians who focus on music of the seventies to dismiss disco because it was heavily commodified and to harken back to the good old days when the form was pure and wonderful and everyone skipped together to the happy music holding hands and strewing the dance floor with daisies. Jun 15, Lisa rated it really liked it. Published March ecjols by W.

Sep 05, Molly Mccombs rated it really liked it. Sep 09, Eli rated it really liked it. Disco does NOT suck. Refresh and try again. Everyone samples, and remixes to the 12″ market, repetition has pretty much supplanted “creative ly Granted I know everyone loves to hate disco for all the things it isn’t, “authentic”, “novel” blah blah blah She probes the complex relationship between disco and the era’s major movements: