Reading country music : steel guitars, Opry stars, and honky-tonk bars /

"Bringing together a wide range of scholars and critics from literature, communications, history, sociology, art, and music, this anthology looks at everything from the inner workings of the country music industry to the iconography of certain stars to the development of distinctive styles with...

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Other Authors: Tichi, Cecelia, 1942-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Durham : Duke University Press, 1998.
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Summary:"Bringing together a wide range of scholars and critics from literature, communications, history, sociology, art, and music, this anthology looks at everything from the inner workings of the country music industry to the iconography of certain stars to the development of distinctive styles within the country music genre. Essays include a look at the shift from "hard-core" to "soft-shell" country music in recent years; Johnny Cash as lesbian icon; gender, class, and region in Dolly Parton's star image; and bluegrass's gothic tradition. Originally published as a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, this expanded book edition includes new articles on the spirituality of Willie Nelson, the legacy and tradition of stringed music, and the revival of Stephen Foster's blackface musical, among others."--
Item Description:Includes essays previously published in v. 94, no. 1 (1995) of the South Atlantic Quarterly.
Physical Description:408 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references, discography (pages 389-394), and index.
ISBN:0822321564
9780822321569
0822321688
9780822321682