In Search of Elvis: Music, Race, Art, Religion / Edition 1

In Search of Elvis: Music, Race, Art, Religion / Edition 1

by Vernon Chadwick, International Conference on Elvis Presley 1995 University of Mississi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813329876

ISBN-13: 9780813329871

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Westview Press


The International Conference on Elvis Presley, convened at the University of Mississippi in August, transformed a rock and roll icon into a scholarly phenomenon. Educators, artists, and Elvis aficionados from across the world—plus over one hundred internationally based reporters—collected on Oxford, Mississippi, soil to analyze and celebrate Elvis’…  See more details below

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The International Conference on Elvis Presley, convened at the University of Mississippi in August, transformed a rock and roll icon into a scholarly phenomenon. Educators, artists, and Elvis aficionados from across the world—plus over one hundred internationally based reporters—collected on Oxford, Mississippi, soil to analyze and celebrate Elvis’ impact on the world stage.From this conference, which became front page New York Times Magazine news, springs this book, the best and brightest essays and artwork swirling around the cultural, social, political, and iconographic figure of Elvis Presley. Discussed within are such topics as Elvis as Southerner, Elvis as sign system, Elvis’ multicultural audiences, Elvis and rockabilly, Elvis as redneck, the Elvis oeuvre, and Elvis’ religious roots. Taken together, In Search of Elvis represents a daring and groundbreaking academic analysis. Richly illustrated with original Elvis-inspired artwork, this book captures the subterranean essence of one of the most phenomenal artists to have ever lived.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813329871
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
0.73(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Ole Massa's Dead, Long Live the King of Rock 'n' Roll
1Country Elvis3
2Rethinking Elvis and the Rockabilly Moment19
3From Denmark to RCA: On the Road with Elvis, Scotty, and Bill29
4Elvis as Anthology37
5Elvis as Southerner75
6Elvis Presley as Redneck93
7Elvis's Man Friday103
8A Revolutionary Sexual Persona: Elvis Presley and the White Acquiescence of Black Rhythms109
9"It Ain't No Hound Dog, Maybe, But I Believe It's Some Kinda Critter Anyway": Elvis and Southern Self-Taught Art as Storytelling123
10In Search of Elvis: An Exhibition in a Variety of Media143
11Everything Elvis153
12Why I'm the World' Number One Elvis Fan161
13Generation E171
14In Search of the Young Elvis: Confessions of a Dutch Archivist179
15Dead Elvis as Other Jesus189
16Sermon on Alvis201
17When Elvis Died: Enshrining a Legend225
Notes243
About the Editor and Contributors282
Index285

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