Last evening, my twin sister Sheryl and I received notification that the book including our research from The Surf Speaks: Voices of a Living History was finally published! It was the moment we had been waiting for ever since we submitted our draft last June. Our chapter, "Phenomenology of the Surf Ballroom's Winter Dance Party: Affect and Community at a Popular Music Heritage Site" is featured in the new collection by Anthem Press, Remembering Popular Music's Past: Memory-Heritage-History.
Sheryl and I were invited to contribute by Drs. Zelmarie Cantillon, Sarah Baker and Lauren Istvandity, cultural sociologists at Griffith University. This book is truly an innovation and not only a significant step forward in our careers, but in tandem with other professionals, a collective step forward for music history and heritage. Anthem Press is a leading independent publisher of innovative academic research, educational material and reference works in established and emerging fields, so they were a great choice to bring this pioneering work to the fore.
Visit the gallery below to view the book cover, information sheet and sample pages. To order and access additional details including the table of contents, click the following link. Project participants will receive a copy of our chapter. To learn more about The Surf Speaks, visit our official site.
We'd like to thank all of The Surf Speaks participants, our financial contributors, the Surf Ballroom staff and volunteers, our colleagues Zelmarie, Sarah and Lauren and our friends and family for their generosity and wonderful show of support throughout this process!
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