This edited volume seeks to bring together interdisciplinary essays that consider the linkages between juke joints, rent parties, dance halls, and poetry slams. We are interested in essays that establish these spaces and practices as manifestations of “hidden transcripts,” or “dissident socio-political cultures.” Essays should interrogate these sites and practices as sources of resistance, contestation, entertainment, creativity, and or economy.
Please-mail or email (MSWord attachment) a two page proposal with bibliography and Curriculum Vitae by January 10, 2005.
Final essays will be between 20-25 pages double space including endnotes and bibliography. Completed essays are due April 01, 2005.
*Note: This work is not under contract, but has been solicited by several university and non-university presses*
Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons, author of Contested Terrain…, Routledge Press, 2002; In Progess, Juke Joint Culture in the Segregated South, 1875-1975, an examination of the economics of underground cultures, the commodification of the body within the context of juke joint culture, black masculine and feminine identity formation within the context of marginalization, violence, and contradictions between public and private discourse (emanating from legal and religious sources) on juke joint culture and the attending moonshine industry.
Angela M. Leonard, editor of Daniel J. Boorstin: A Comprehensive Bibliography. Greenwood Press, 2000; In Progress, Divas of the Joint, an ethno-musicological study of female jazz and blues artists of the juke joint.
Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
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