ix, 293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Marriages were a little different then : marriages upon short acquaintance and immigrant, working-class life The era of large ballrooms and famous bands : the rise of commercial leisure and the making of a peer culture The girls here are like crazy : working-class women's heterosocial leisure and homosocial fun That's alright, I have my gang here : working-class male culture and the struggle over gender, identity, and dance And you know the old saying about familiarity breeding contempt : working-class male culture, social clubs, and heterosocial leisure When it comes to my marrying, boy, there will be a lot of strings pulled by my parents : familial conflict, commercial leisure, and weddings.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-288) and index.