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City FolkEnglish Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America$
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Daniel J. Walkowitz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814794692

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.001.0001

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The Second Folk Revival

The Second Folk Revival

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(p.161) 6 The Second Folk Revival
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City Folk
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Daniel J. Walkowitz

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0007

This chapter discusses the second folk revival, which occurred in the midcentury. Unlike the first, it has largely been studied as a music revival, but it transformed dance as well as song. Moreover, it did so with surprisingly different effects on English Country Dance on each side of the Atlantic. Indeed, by the end of the twentieth century, commentary on the distinct styles and trajectories of the country dance on either side of the Atlantic had become commonplace in public dance forums and within each community. The chapter examines the origins of this ironic history in the overlapping but distinct sounds, styles, repertoires, and legacies that emerged out of the differing experience of the second revival in England and the United States.

Keywords:   second folk revival, England, United States, English Country Dance, country dance, dance forums

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