Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?: Essays on Don McLean's

Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?: Essays on Don McLean's "American Pie"


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786471058
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/26/2012
Pages: 221
Sales rank: 561,292
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Raymond I. Schuck is an assistant professor of communication in the Department of Humanities at Bowling Green State University Firelands in Huron, Ohio. His published works examine the cultural significance of various forms of popular culture. Ray Schuck, a retired museum director, is a visiting assistant professor of history at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, where he established and teaches courses in the Public History/Museum Studies Program. He lives in Milan, Ohio.

Table of Contents

"American Pie" ix

Preface 1

Introduction: Far from Dry, Far from Gone Raymond I. Schuck Ray Schuck 9

1 A Long, Long Time Ago: A Lyrical Interpretation Joseph E. Burns 15

2 A Line by Line Analysis of a Classic Song Ray Schuck 49

3 The Perception of Race in Rock and Roll Richard J. McGowan 76

4 Lyrical History: There Is More to Music Than Making the People Dance?! Russ Crawford 87

5 Eight-and-a-Half Minutes Is a Long, Long Time William B. Robison 100

6 Rock and Roll Grows Up Harry Edwin Eiss 135

7 A Generation Lost in Space Robert McParland 150

8 A Tale of Two Sagas Raymond I. Schuck 157

Bibliography 173

About the Contributors 195

Index 197

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