America's musical pulse : popular music in twentieth-century society

edited by Kenneth J. Bindas

Popular music may be viewed as primary documents of society, and "America's Musical Pulse" documents the American experience as recorded in popular sound. Whether jazz, blues, swing, country, or rock, the music, the impulse behind it and the reaction to it reveal the attitudes of an era or generation. Always a major preoccupation of students, music is often ignored by teaching professionals, who might profitably channel this interest to further understandings of American social history and such diverse fields as sociology, political science, literature, communications and business as well as music. In this interdisciplinary collection, scholars, educators and writers from a variety of fields and perspectives relate topics concerning 20th century popular music to issues of politics, class, economics, race, gender and the social context. The focus throughout is to place music in societal perspective and encourage investigation of the complex issues behind the popular tunes, rhythms and lyrics.

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  • Introduction: The Importance of Music to People, Rudolf E. Radocy. Part 1 Politics: Popular Music as Politics and Protest, Jerome Rodnitzky
  • "Blues What I Am" - Blues Consciousness and Social Protest, Fred J. Hay
  • Proud to be an American - Patriotism in Country Music, Melton A. McLaurin
  • "Still Boy Meets Girl Stuff" - Popular Music and War, Jeffrey C. Livingston. Part 2 Class: Social and Geographic Characteristics of Country Music, James E. Akenson
  • The Music of the Dispossessed - The Rise of the Blues, William Barlow
  • Emerging from America's Underside - The Black Musician from Ragtime to Jazz, Burton W. Peretti
  • Race, Class, and Ethnicity Among Swing Musicians, Kenneth J. Bindas
  • Rock and Roll and the Working Class, James R. McDonald
  • Rock is Youth/Youth is Rock, Deena Weinstein
  • Economics: Music as a Commodity - Effect and Influence, Scott J. Hammond
  • The Development of Tin Pan Alley, Craig H. Roell
  • Small Business and the Recording Industry, Martin Laforse
  • The Business of Popular Music - A Short History, Patrick R. Parsons
  • Taking Care of Business - The Commercialisation of Rock Music, George M. Plasketes. Part 3 Race: The African-American Contribution to Jazz, William Howland Kenny, III
  • The Day Hank Williams Died - Cultural Collisions in Country Music, Nolan Porterfield
  • Swing and Segregation, Charles Nanry
  • The Role and Image of African-Americans in Rock and Roll, Charles R. Warner. Part 4 Gender: Equal Time - A Historical Overview of Women in Jazz, Linda Dahl
  • Women and Country Music, Karen Saucier Lundy
  • One Voice - The Legacy of Women Singers in Popular Music, Therese L. Lueck
  • Lyrical Sexism in Popular Music - A Quantitative Examination, Virginia W. Cooper. Part 5 Social Context: The Ragtime Controversy, David Joyner
  • Debating with Beethoven - Understanding the Fear of Early Jazz, Kathy J. Ogren
  • Sounds of Seduction - Sex and Alcohol in Country Music Lyrics, Charles Jaret and Jaqueline Boles
  • The Homogenisation of Early Rock and Roll, Richard Aquila
  • Conclusion: Impact of Popular Music in Society, John Orman.

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書名 America's musical pulse : popular music in twentieth-century society
著作者等 Bindas, Kenneth J.
シリーズ名 Contributions to the study of popular culture
出版元 Greenwood Press
刊行年月 1992
ページ数 xviii, 301 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0313274657
NCID BA22326275
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国