Respect: Women and Popular Music / Edition 1

Respect: Women and Popular Music / Edition 1

by Dorothy Marcic
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1587990830

ISBN-13: 2901587990839

Pub. Date: 03/20/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

An entertaining and unique look at the role of women in 20th century America through well-known songs. Dorothy Marcic has created a fascinating and original story chronicling the development of women. Using the country's Top 40 hits with archetypes, lyrics, and personal stories from 1900 through 2000, she shows how in the early part of the century song lyrics

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An entertaining and unique look at the role of women in 20th century America through well-known songs. Dorothy Marcic has created a fascinating and original story chronicling the development of women. Using the country's Top 40 hits with archetypes, lyrics, and personal stories from 1900 through 2000, she shows how in the early part of the century song lyrics resonated with women's dependency and compliant natures; echoed their eventual rebellion in the late 1960s; and mirrored their development as mature, independent persons in the '90s. Although Marcic gives a strong nod to many of this century's influential women (including Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, Lillian Gilbreth, Estee Lauder, Barbara Walters, Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher, Andrea Jung, and Vera Wang), she emphasizes that most songs did not celebrate their unusual success, but instead highlighted the traumas for the majority of women. A wonderful opportunity to revisit this country's most popular songs and to develop a new understanding of women and their issues throughout the past century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901587990839
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/20/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
259

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Introductionxiii
Acknowledgmentsxxi
Movement 1Invisible, Dependent, and Sexy
Verse 11900-1929 "I'll Cook and Pay the Rent so Long as He Stays With Me"3
Verse 21930-1939 "Innocent Sexpot Betty Boop and the Songs of the Depression"25
Movement 2Budding Strength Crushed Into Compliance
Verse 31940-1949 "Patriotic and Powerful"43
Verse 41950-Mid-1960s "Rigid Gender Roles and Blissful Compliance"56
Movement 3Johnny, I'll Get Angry
Verse 51960s "You Don't Own Me"103
Verse 61970s "I Will Survive"129
Verse 71980s "What's Love Got to Do with It?"158
Movement 4Stand by Yourself
Verse 81990s "Strength and Sense of Self"179
Appendices
Appendix A218
Appendix B219
Bibliography221
Index235

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