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Guerrilla Minstrels: John Lennon, Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, and Bob Dylan
     

Guerrilla Minstrels: John Lennon, Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, and Bob Dylan

by Wayne Hampton
 

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Library Journal
This reworked political science dissertation is an intensely personal interpretation of the role the men of the title have had in the American left and in popular culture. Using the terms ``playing mind games,'' ``mind guerrilla,'' ``heroic personage,'' and ``cult'' with irritating repetitiveness, Hampton analyzes the life and work of each man, finally concluding that one must always ``be on guard against millionaire superstars who image themselves to be workingclass heroes.'' A heartfelt criticism of hero worship and the ``cult of originality,'' this is not a musicological study nor is the ethnomusicological idea that music enculturates addressed as such. The emphasis is on songster cults, not song culture. For public and academic libraries. Bonnie Jo Dopp, District of Columbia P.L., Washington, D.C.

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ISBN-13:
9780870494895
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Publication date:
10/01/1986
Pages:
320

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