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Political Rock

Political Rock
 

Political Rock features luminary figures in rock music that have stood out not only for their performances, but also for their politics. The book opens with a comparative, cultural history of artists who have played important roles in social movements. Individual chapters are dev... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781138245631
Barcode 9781138245631
Published 26 August 2016 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Weglarz, Kristine
Edited by Pedelty, Mark
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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ISBN-13 9781138245631
ISBN-10 1138245631
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 26 August 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Weglarz, Kristine
Edited by Pedelty, Mark
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Category Music
Rock & Pop Music
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 250
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 458g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education;College/higher education
Dewey Code 306.48426
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Political Rock features luminary figures in rock music that have stood out not only for their performances, but also for their politics. The book opens with a comparative, cultural history of artists who have played important roles in social movements. Individual chapters are devoted to The Clash and Fugazi, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, Sinead O'Connor, Peter Gabriel, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Earle and Kim Gordon. These artists have been chosen for their status as rock musicians and connections to political moments, movements, and art. The artists and authors show that rock retains a critical strain, continuing a tradition of rock politics that matters to fans, activists, and movements alike.

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Author's Bio

Kristine Weglarz is an Assistant Professor of Telecommunications and Film at the University of West Florida's Department of Communication Arts. Her dissertation and research focuses on the political economy of live rock performance, constructions of authenticity, protest rock, mediaphemes, and 'liveness' as cultural constructions. She teaches courses on multi-camera electronic video production, popular music and media studies, introduction to mass media, and the political economy of media. Mark Pedelty is an associate professor of Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of War Stories: The Culture of Foreign Correspondents (1995), Musical Ritual in Mexico City: From the Aztec to NAFTA (2004), and Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment (2012). Pedelty has also published a number of journal articles dealing with popular music, including 'Woody Guthrie and the Columbia River: Propaganda, Art, and Irony' in Popular Music and Society 31(3): 329-355 (2008). Dr Pedelty is currently conducting applied research concerning music as environmental communication.

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