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Outside and Inside – Race and Identity in White Jazz Autobiography - University Press of Mississippi
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Outside and Inside: Race and Identity in White Jazz Autobiography

Reva Marin


This book is the first full-length study of autobiographies and memoirs of white American jazz musicians, whose accounts reveal attitudes toward race, ethnicity, and gender across a wide range of twentieth-century jazz communities. White jazz autobiographers highlight their immersion in Black jazz environments as central to establishing their legitimacy as jazz musicians, claiming versions of masculinity shaped by these immersion experiences and positioning themselves in relation to colorblind or essentialist arguments that have dominated twentieth-century jazz discourse. Their accounts illust ... More

Keywords: jazz autobiography, race, ethnicity, white privilege, masculinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496829979
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496829979.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reva Marin, author