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Guitar cultures

Author: Andy Bennett; Kevin Dawe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2001.
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"This book explores how people use guitars and guitar music in various nations across the world as a musical and symbolic basis for creating identities. In a world where place and space are challenged by the pace of globalization, the guitar provides images, sounds and styles that help define new cultural territories. Guitars play a crucial part in shaping the commercial music industry, educational music programmes,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guitar cultures.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2001
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Bennett; Kevin Dawe
ISBN: 1859734294 9781859734292 1859734340 9781859734346
OCLC Number: 47637564
Description: x, 215 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Guitars, cultures, people and places / Kevin Dawe and Andy Bennett --
The guitar in the blues music of the deep South / David Evans --
Unplugged : blues guitarists and the myth of acousticity / Peter Narvèz --
"Plug in and play!" : UK "indie-guitar" culture / Andy Bennett --
Handmade in Spain : the culture of guitar making / Kevin Dawe with Moira Dawe --
The guitar as artifact and icon : identity formation in the babyboom generation / John Ryan and Richard A. Peterson --
Into the arena : Edward Van Halen and the cultural contradictions of the guitar hero / Steve Waksman --
The guitar cultures of Papua New Guinea : regional, social, and stylistic diversity / Denis Crowdy --
Hybridity and segregation in the guitar cultures of Brazil / Suzel Ana Reily --
Rock to raga : the many lives of the Indian guitar / Martin Clayton.
Responsibility: edited by Andy Bennett and Kevin Dawe.
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The guitar is one of the most evocative instruments in the world. This book explores how people use guitars and guitar music in various nations across the world as a musical and symbolic basis for  Read more...


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