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Johnny Cash and the paradox of American identity

Author: Leigh H Edwards
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Series: Profiles in popular music.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Throughout his career, Johnny Cash has been depicted-and has depicted himself-as a walking contradiction: social protester and establishment patriot, drugged wildman and devout Christian crusader, rebel outlaw hillbilly thug and elder statesman. Leigh H. Edwards explores the allure of this paradoxical image and its cultural significance. She argues that Cash embodies irresolvable contradictions  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Edwards, Leigh H., 1970-
Johnny Cash and the paradox of American identity.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008033364
(OCoLC)237325195
Named Person: Johnny Cash; Johnny Cash; Johnny Cash
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh H Edwards
ISBN: 0253003172 9780253003171
OCLC Number: 456376592
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 241 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : Cash as contradiction --
"What is truth?" : authenticity and persona --
"A boy named Sue" : American manhood --
Gender and "the beast in me" : ramblers and rockabillies authenticity and persona --
Race and identity politics --
Man in black : class and national mythologies --
The gospel road : Cash as saint and sinner --
Conclusion : "God's gonna cut you down" : cultural legacies.
Series Title: Profiles in popular music.
Responsibility: Leigh H. Edwards.

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