La danse pour tout un chacun : pratiques différenciées d’un loisir commercial à Montréal pendant l’entre-deux-guerres

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La danse pour tout un chacun : pratiques différenciées d’un loisir commercial à Montréal pendant l’entre-deux-guerres
Abstract
During the interwar period, Montreal experienced a suitable context for the development of the leisure market. The commercialization of entertaining activities, which had its roots going back to the end of the nineteenth century, was amplified in the city despite the economic instability of the period. Recreational dance to jazz rhythms belongs to this commercialization movement. The author points out that the popularity of this activity, especially among Montreal's English-speaking bourgeoise, became obvious as dance businesses increased in the city centre. These businesses offered a variety of formulas that reveal the ways dancing as a commercialized entertainment was enjoyed, coupled with the ways different activities, such as night clubbing, were accepted as both a form of sociability and respectability. The author examines Montreal’s leisure entertainment market between 1919 and 1940 based on information found in Lovell’s Directory, and in the Montreal Daily Star and La Presse newspapers.
Publication
Mens: Revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle
Volume
Vol. 16
Issue
no. 1
Pages
21-61
Date
automne 2015
Language
fr
Citation
Roquigny, Peggy. “La danse pour tout un chacun : pratiques différenciées d’un loisir commercial à Montréal pendant l’entre-deux-guerres.” Mens: Revue d’histoire intellectuelle et culturelle Vol. 16, no. 1 (automne 2015): 21–61.
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