Jazz and the Cabaret Laws in New York City 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Paul Chevigny
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Gigs by Paul Chevigny
Book DescriptionGigs provides a fascinating account of a unique victory for musicians against repressive entertainment licensing laws. It provides a much-needed study of the social, political, cultural and legal conditions surrounding a change in law and public attitudes toward vernacular music in New York City. This second edition includes a new preface by Hamish Birchall and an introduction by the series editors, Guy Osborn and Steve Greenfield, as well as an afterword by the author, and it will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of social attitudes toward the popular arts and the use of constitutional litigation for social change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415347006
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In 'Gigs' Paul Chevigny describes how New York jazz musicians took on the city over its repressive licensing laws & won. He provides a study of the social, political, cultural & legal conditions surrounding a change in the law & public attitudes towards vernacular music in NYC.
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Author Biography - Paul Chevigny
Paul Chevigny is Professor of Law at New York University. He has a long-standing interest in jazz music and civil rights and has worked on problems of international human rights.
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