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Soul, country, and the USA : race and identity in American music culture

Author: Stephanie Shonekan
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In twenty-first century America, soul music and country music hold influential positions as the two central flagships that propel the expression and evolution of American popular culture. From their respective but concentric positions on opposite ends of the perpetual continuum of American racial identity, these musical cultures attract their audiences with their distinctive musical aesthetics and characteristically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Shonekan
ISBN: 9781137378095 1137378093 9781349478149 1349478148
OCLC Number: 890107261
Description: x, 200 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : outside looking in --
Folk roots to pop masses : an entangled history --
Money and media : radio; television; film representations --
Race and identity : homies and hillbillies --
Gender and relationships : women and femininity --
Semiotics and songs : visual and oral meanings --
Politics and power : left or right --
Religion and faith : Jesus walks or takes the wheel --
Conclusion : the American dream.
Responsibility: Stephanie Shonekan.
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Soul music and country music propel American popular culture. Using ethnomusicological tools, Shonekan examines their socio-cultural influences and consequences: the perception of and resistance to  Read more...

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