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New critical perspectives on the Beatles : things we said today

Author: Kenneth Womack; Katie Kapurch
Publisher: [London] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Series: Pop music, culture and identity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Beatles are probably the most photographed band in history and are the subject of numerous biographical studies, but a surprising dearth of academic scholarship addresses the Fab Four. This book offers a collection of original, previously unpublished essays that explore new aspects of the Beatles. The interdisciplinary collection situates the band in its historical moment of the 1960s, but argues for artistic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Womack; Katie Kapurch
ISBN: 9781137570123 1137570121
OCLC Number: 934194736
Description: xxv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Making it new with the Beatles / Kenneth Womack --
Getting better : the Beatles and the Angry Young Men / Matthew Schneider --
Mystery trips, English gardens, and songs your mother should know : the Beatles and British nostalgia in 1967 / Kathryn B. Cox --
Blackbird Singing : Paul McCartney's romance of racial harmony and post-racial America / Katie Kapurch and Jon Marc Smith --
Beatle Country : a bluegrass 'concept album' from 1966 / Laura Turner --
Spatial counterpoint and the impossible experience of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / Gabriel Lubell --
"Blue Jay Way" : the imagery of pure consciousness in selected Beatles songs / Gayatri Devi --
George Harrison and the influence of American popular song / David Thurmaier --
The Beatles Christmas Records... unwrapped : a closer look at the Fan Club discs / Tony Paglia --
"She said she said" : how women have transformed from fans to authors in Beatles history / Kit O'Toole --
Crying, waiting, hoping : the Beatles, girl culture, and the melodramatic mode / Katie Kapurch --
Revolution 2.0 : Beatles fan scholarship in the digital age / Jeffrey Roessner --
The Beatles in the classroom : John, Paul, George, and Ringo go to college / Punch Shaw --
The John Lennon Series and "factional" narrative biography / Jude Southerland Kessler.
Series Title: Pop music, culture and identity.
Responsibility: Kenneth Womack, Katie Kapurch, editors.

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The Beatles are probably the most photographed band in history and are the subject of numerous biographical studies, but a surprising dearth of academic scholarship addresses the Fab Four.  Read more...

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