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The Resource Popular music, gender, and postmodernism : anger is an energy, Neil Nehring

Popular music, gender, and postmodernism : anger is an energy, Neil Nehring

Label
Popular music, gender, and postmodernism : anger is an energy
Title
Popular music, gender, and postmodernism
Title remainder
anger is an energy
Statement of responsibility
Neil Nehring
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Popular Music, Gender, and Postmodernism: Anger Is an Energy begins by tracing the migration of cynical academic ideas about postmodernism into music journalism. The result has been a widespread fatalism over the presumed ability of the music industry to absorb any expression of defiance in hip hop and rock. Commercial "incorporation" supposedly makes a charade of musical outrage, somehow disconnecting anger in music from any meaning or significance. Author Neil Nehring documents the considerable damage done by the Journalistic employment of this tenet of postmodern theory, particularly in the case of the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, whose emotional intensity was repeatedly belittled for its purported incoherence
  • As a rebuttal to academic postmodernism and its exploitation by the mass media, Popular Music, Gender, and Postmodernism emphasizes that emotion and reason are mutually interdependent. Though mistakes can occur in the conscious choice of an object at which to direct one's feelings, the preverbal appraisal of social situations that generates emotions is always perfectly rational. Nehring surveys work in literary criticism, psychology, and especially feminist philosophy that argues on this basis for the political significance of anger even prior to its full articulation. The emotional performance in popular music, he concludes, cannot be discounted on the grounds, for example, that lyrics such as Cobain's are difficult to understand
  • After detailing more and less progressive approaches to emotion in music criticism, Nehring focuses on recent punk rock by women, including the Riot Grrrls
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Nehring, Neil
Dewey number
781.66
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3534
LC item number
.N44 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Punk rock music
  • Feminism and music
  • Anger in music
  • Postmodernism
Label
Popular music, gender, and postmodernism : anger is an energy, Neil Nehring
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Emotional Rescue: Feminist Philosophy on Anger
  • 6.
  • The Post-Postmodern Voice: Emotion and Writing About Music
  • 7.
  • The Riot Grrrls and Carnival
  • 1.
  • No Respect for Suffering: An Introduction to Postmodernism
  • 2.
  • The Vicious History of Aesthetics: Romanticism, Modernism, and Postmodernism on Mass Culture Ressentiment
  • 3.
  • Collaborating With the Oppressors: Postmodern Academics on Music
  • 4.
  • Kurt Cobain Died for Your Sins: Postmodernism in Music Journalism
Control code
36307956
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 203 pages
Isbn
9780761908364
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97004590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Popular music, gender, and postmodernism : anger is an energy, Neil Nehring
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Emotional Rescue: Feminist Philosophy on Anger
  • 6.
  • The Post-Postmodern Voice: Emotion and Writing About Music
  • 7.
  • The Riot Grrrls and Carnival
  • 1.
  • No Respect for Suffering: An Introduction to Postmodernism
  • 2.
  • The Vicious History of Aesthetics: Romanticism, Modernism, and Postmodernism on Mass Culture Ressentiment
  • 3.
  • Collaborating With the Oppressors: Postmodern Academics on Music
  • 4.
  • Kurt Cobain Died for Your Sins: Postmodernism in Music Journalism
Control code
36307956
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 203 pages
Isbn
9780761908364
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97004590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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