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: 9781587990830

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:
9781587990830
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/20/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

First Movement: Invisible, Dependent, and Sexy Verse One: 1900-1929 "I'll Cook and Play the Rent so Long as He Stays With Me" Verse Two:1930-1939 "Innocent Sexpot Betty Boop and the Songs of the Depression" Second Movement: Budding Strength Crushed Into Compliance Verse Three: 1940-1949 "Patriotic and Powerful" Verse Four: 1950-Mid-1960s "Rigid Gender Roles and Blissful Compliance" Third Movement: Johnny, I'll Get Angry Verse Five: 1960s "You Don't Own Me" Verse Six: 1970s "I Will Survive" Verse Seven:1980s "What's Love Got to Do with It?" Fourth Movement: Stand By Yourself Verse Eight: 1990s "Strength and Sense of Self Appendices

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