The Resisting Muse: Popular Music and Social Protest / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754651147
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/30/2006
  • Series: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Rock protest songs : so many and so few 3
2 The decline and rebirth of folk-protest music 17
3 Available rebels and folk authenticities : Michelle Shocked and Billy Bragg 30
4 The pop star as politician : from Belafonte to Bono, from creativity to conscience 49
5 The future is history : hip-hop in the aftermath of (post)modernity 65
6 Everyday people : popular music, race and the articulation and formation of class identity in the United States 75
7 Gender as anomaly : women in rap 89
8 Protest music as 'ego-enhancement' : reggae music, the Rastafarian movement and the re-examination of race and identity in Jamaica 105
9 'We have survived' : popular music as a representation of Australian aboriginal cultural loss and reclamation 119
10 The bleak country? : the black country and the rhetoric of escape 132
11 Communities of resistance : heavy metal as a reinvention of social technology 149
12 The handmade tale : cassette-tapes, authorship, and the privatization of the Pacific Northwest independent music scene 163
13 Gothic music and the decadent individual 177
14 Straight, narrow and dull : the failure of protest in straight edge rock 'n' roll 189
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