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White boys, white noise : masculinities and 1980s indie guitar rock

Author: Matthew Bannister
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
Series: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through textual analysis of musical and critical discourses, Bannister provides the first book-length study of masculinity and ethnicity within the context of indie guitar music within US, UK and New Zealand 'scenes'. Drawing on his own experience as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a range of indie artists, demonstrating broad continuities between these apparently disparate scenes, in terms of gender, aesthetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Bannister, Matthew.
White boys, white noise.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006
(DLC) 2005026457
(OCoLC)61529807
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Bannister
ISBN: 9780754688037 0754688038 1351218018 9781351218016
OCLC Number: 290509987
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 200 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 : white boys--
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Reviewing theories and representations of masculinities --
Powerless power : masculine intellectualism and aesthetics --
What does it mean to be alternative? : indie guitar rock as a genre --
The singer or the song? : homosociality, genre and gender --
Someone controls electric guitar : indie and technologies --
What will I do if she dies? : music, misery and masculinities --
Conclusion : --white noise.
Series Title: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Responsibility: Matthew Bannister.

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To what extent do indie masculinities challenge the historical construction of rock music as patriarchal? The author addresses this key question, involving an in-depth examination of indie guitar  Read more...

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'Solid, researched intellectual discourse on rock music, particularly punk and indie, is hard to come by, and Bannister treats his subject matter - which includes R.E.M., the Smiths, The Minutemen Read more...

 
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