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Title Regional Cultures in American Rock n Roll
Author David Stuart
Publisher Cognella Academic Publishing
Release 2019-12-12
Category
Total Pages
ISBN 9781793513380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Regional Cultures in American Rock 'n' Roll increases students' understanding of various musical genres by examining their cultural and geographical origins. Incorporating articles from writers, critics, and songwriters, the book covers rock 'n' roll from its roots in the 1940s through classic rock, garage bands, and thrash metal. The book is divided into five sections. Part I explores the roots of rock and how electric music was developed. Part II examines how rock rose from American song traditions including the blues, folk, country, and popular song. Part III looks at the splintering of styles and the emergence of classic rock. Part IV discusses the role of the singer/songwriter in rediscovering the American voice. Part V addresses the return of rock 'n' roll to the garage. The revised second edition features expanded content on Motown, Metallica's influence on musical identity, and James Brown and funk. Regional Cultures in American Rock 'n' Roll is an outstanding supplement to standard course textbooks for semester or quarter-length courses in the history of Rock 'n' Roll. The cultural and historical perspectives make this text equally appropriate for courses on popular American culture.

Title Sourcebook for Research in Music Third Edition
Author Allen Scott
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release 2015-06-01
Category Music
Total Pages 518
ISBN 0253014565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since it was first published in 1993, the Sourcebook for Research in Music has become an invaluable resource in musical scholarship. The balance between depth of content and brevity of format makes it ideal for use as a textbook for students, a reference work for faculty and professional musicians, and as an aid for librarians. The introductory chapter includes a comprehensive list of bibliographical terms with definitions; bibliographic terms in German, French, and Italian; and the plan of the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal music classification systems. Integrating helpful commentary to instruct the reader on the scope and usefulness of specific items, this updated and expanded edition accounts for the rapid growth in new editions of standard works, in fields such as ethnomusicology, performance practice, women in music, popular music, education, business, and music technology. These enhancements to its already extensive bibliographies ensures that the Sourcebook will continue to be an indispensable reference for years to come.

Rockin Las Am ricas by Deborah Pacini Hernandez

Title Rockin Las Am ricas
Author Deborah Pacini Hernandez
Publisher University of Pittsburgh Press
Release 2004
Category Music
Total Pages 432
ISBN 0822972557
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Rockin' Las Americas' explores the production, dissemination, & consumption of rock music throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central & South America, as well as among Latinos in the U.S. The contributors consider how rock has influenced Latin/Latino culture & how it relates to social issues in the region.

Class in America by Robert E. Weir

Title Class in America
Author Robert E. Weir
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2007
Category Social Science
Total Pages 1088
ISBN 0313337195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Entries address people, terms, and concepts that help to define social class in America, exploring how perception of class has changed over the years and how class is addressed in politics and contemporary culture.

American Culture in the 1950s by Martin Halliwell

Title American Culture in the 1950s
Author Martin Halliwell
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Release 2007-03-13
Category Social Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0748628908
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides a stimulating account of the dominant cultural forms of 1950s America: fiction and poetry; theatre and performance; film and television; music and radio; and the visual arts. Through detailed commentary and focused case studies of influential texts and events - from Invisible Man to West Side Story, from Disneyland to the Seattle World's Fair, from Rear Window to The Americans - the book examines the way in which modernism and the cold war offer two frames of reference for understanding the trajectory of postwar culture. The two core aims of this volume are to chart the changing complexion of American culture in the years following World War II and to provide readers with a critical investigation of 'the 1950s'. The book provides an intellectual context for approaching 1950s American culture and considers the historical impact of the decade on recent social and cultural developments.

Title Fast Food Stock Cars and Rock n Roll
Author George O. Carney
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 1995
Category Social Science
Total Pages 289
ISBN 9780847680801
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The only anthology of its kind, this collection brings together classic and recent essays by thirteen leading geographers exploring American popular culture. The essays examine music, food, sports, politics, architecture, clothing, and religion within the context of five themes of cultural geography: region, diffusions, ecology, integration, and landscape. A list of suggested readings follows each section. Fast Food, Stock Cars, and Rock-n-Roll is an excellent text for introductory courses, appealing to students through its discussion of such topics as "grunge" rock, fast food, and blue jeans.

Title The North American Folk Music Revival Nation and Identity in the United States and Canada 1945 1980
Author Gillian Mitchell
Publisher Routledge
Release 2016-02-17
Category Music
Total Pages 232
ISBN 1317022505
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work represents the first comparative study of the folk revival movement in Anglophone Canada and the United States and combines this with discussion of the way folk music intersected with, and was structured by, conceptions of national affinity and national identity. Based on original archival research carried out principally in Toronto, Washington and Ottawa, it is a thematic, rather than general, study of the movement which has been influenced by various academic disciplines, including history, musicology and folklore. Dr Gillian Mitchell begins with an introduction that provides vital context for the subject by tracing the development of the idea of 'the folk', folklore and folk music since the nineteenth century, and how that idea has been applied in the North American context, before going on to examine links forged by folksong collectors, artists and musicians between folk music and national identity during the early twentieth century. With the 'boom' of the revival in the early sixties came the ways in which the movement in both countries proudly promoted a vision of nation that was inclusive, pluralistic and eclectic. It was a vision which proved compatible with both Canada and America, enabling both countries to explore a diversity of music without exclusiveness or narrowness of focus. It was also closely linked to the idealism of the grassroots political movements of the early 1960s, such as integrationist civil rights, and the early student movement. After 1965 this inclusive vision of nation in folk music began to wane. While the celebrations of the Centennial in Canada led to a re-emphasis on the 'Canadianness' of Canadian folk music, the turbulent events in the United States led many ex-revivalists to turn away from politics and embrace new identities as introspective singer-songwriters. Many of those who remained interested in traditional folk music styles, such as Celtic or Klezmer music, tended to be very insular and conservative in their approach, rather than linking their chosen genre to a wider world of folk music; however, more recent attempts at 'fusion' or 'world' music suggest a return to the eclectic spirit of the 1960s folk revival. Thus, from 1945 to 1980, folk music in Canada and America experienced an evolving and complex relationship with the concepts of nation and national identity. Students will find the book useful as an introduction, not only to key themes in the folk revival, but also to concepts in the study of national identity and to topics in American and Canadian cultural history. Academic specialists will encounter an alternative perspective from the more general, broad approach offered by earlier histories of the folk revival movement.

The Emergence of Rock and Roll by Mitchell K. Hall

Title The Emergence of Rock and Roll
Author Mitchell K. Hall
Publisher Routledge
Release 2014-05-09
Category Music
Total Pages 236
ISBN 113505357X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was the subject of controversy and contention. The music intertwined with the social, political, and economic changes reshaping America and contributed to the rise of the youth culture that remains a potent cultural force today. A comprehensive understanding of post-World War II U.S. history would be incomplete without a basic knowledge of this cultural phenomenon and its widespread impact. In this short book, bolstered by primary source documents, Mitchell K. Hall explores the change in musical style represented by rock and roll, changes in technology and business practices, regional and racial implications of this new music, and the global influences of the music. The Emergence of Rock and Roll explains the huge influence that one cultural moment can have in the history of a nation.

Title Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture
Author Koichi Iwabuchi
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2016-12-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 294
ISBN 1317285018
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese products have led to the construction of an ‘East Asian Popular Culture’. This is both influenced by, and in turn influences, the national cultures, and generates transnational co-production and reinvention. As East Asian popular culture becomes a global force, it is increasingly important for us to understand the characteristics of contemporary East Asian popular culture, and in particular its transnational nature. In this handbook, the contributors theorize East Asian experiences and reconsider Western theories on cultural globalization to provide a cutting-edge overview of this global phenomenon. The Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture will be of great interest to students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.

Title Liberty Equality Power A History of the American People Volume 2 Since 1863
Author John M. Murrin
Publisher Cengage Learning
Release 2011-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 576
ISBN 1133171869
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to US History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, uses these three themes to show how the United States was transformed from hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. This approach helps students understand the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, and also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. The text integrates the best of recent social and cultural scholarship -- including fun material on music and movies -- into a political story, offering students the most comprehensive and complete understanding of American history available. Available in the following split options: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, Sixth Edition (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 978-0-495-90499-1; Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 978-0-495-91587-4; Volume 2: Since 1863 (Chapters 17-32), ISBN: 978-0-495-91588-1. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.