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355
American
Music
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Unformatted text preview: MUS
355
American
Music
 Unit
3
 “Music
and
Gender”
Module
 
 Reading
guide
text
for
Chauncey,
Gay
New
York,
304‐329.
 
 Chauncey’s
monumental
study
of
gay
life
in
New
York
in
the
20th
century
offers
a
 new
perspective
on
how
gender,
class,
race,
and
age
interacted
in
this
urban
setting.

 This
essay
is
full
of
facts,
so
make
sure
not
to
get
lost
in
the
details.

In
stead,
focus
 on
the
main
points
of
the
article,
and
take
some
quick
notes
on
his
examples.

To
 help
you
do
this,
here
are
some
questions
to
guide
your
reading.
 
 Also,
it’s
interesting
to
reflect
on
how
much
(and
how
little!)
things
have
 changed
since
that
era.


 
 What
economic
and
social
factors
transformed
the
Times
Square
area
in
the
 1920s?
 How
did
these
changes
affect
New
York’s
gay
community?
 
 What
types
of
venues
did
“pansy”
performers
play
during
the
1920s?

How
 was
music
involved
in
events
that
featured
these
men?

Who
were
some
of
 the
most
prominent
performers?
 
 What
types
of
people
attended
drag
balls,
pansy
shows,
and
other
such
 entertainments
during
the
pansy
crazy?


 
 How
did
these
venues
allow
for
expressions
that
would
not
have
been
 possible
elsewhere?


 
 How
did
gender
intersect
with
class
in
this
chapter?

Did
different
classes
 have
different
gender
expectations
in
this
context?
 
 
 
 
 
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