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The power of the zoot : youth culture and resistance during World War II /

Luis Alvarez.

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Author: Alvarez, Luis
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Series: American crossroads ; 24.
Topics: Popular culture - United States - History - 20th century. | Youth - United States - Social life and customs - 20th century. | Minority youth - United States - Social life and customs - 20th century. | Fashion - United States - History - 20th century. | World War, 1939-1945 - Social aspects - United States. | Sleepy Lagoon Trial, Los Angeles, Calif., 1942-1943. | Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943. | United States -- Race relations. | United States -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945. | World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United States. | Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century. | United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century. | Youth -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century. | Fashion -- United States -- History -- 20th century. | Fashion - United States - History - 20th century. | Minority youth - United States - Social life and customs - 20th century. | Popular culture - United States - History - 20th century. | United States - Race relations. | United States - Social conditions - 20th century. | United States - Social life and customs - 1918-1945. | World War, 1939-1945 - Social aspects - United States. | Youth - United States - Social life and customs - 20th century. | Minority youth -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century. | Sleepy Lagoon Trial, Los Angeles, Calif., 1942-1943. | Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Anthropology - Cultural. | POLITICAL SCIENCE - Public Policy - Cultural Policy. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Popular Culture. | HISTORY - United States - General.
Regions: United States - Social life and customs - 1918-1945. | United States - Social conditions - 20th century. | United States - Race relations. | California - Los Angeles. | United States.
Genres: History.
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Author: Alvarez, Luis, 1972-
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 318 pages) : illustrations
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-304) and index.
ISBN: 9780520934214 (electronic bk.)
0520934210 (electronic bk.)
Review: "Flamboyant zoot suit culture, with its ties to fashion, jazz and swing music, jitterbug and Lindy Hop dancing, unique patterns of speech, and even risque experimentation with gender and sexuality, captivated the country's youth in the 1940s. The Power of the Zoot is 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."--Jacket.
Subject: Sleepy Lagoon Trial (Los Angeles, California : 1942-1943) | World War (1939-1945) | Zoot Suit Riots (Los Angeles, California : 1943)
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