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The Resource Soul, country, and the USA : race and identity in American music culture, Stephanie Shonekan

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

Label
Soul, country, and the USA : race and identity in American music culture
Title
Soul, country, and the USA
Title remainder
race and identity in American music culture
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Shonekan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 relatable cultural messages. Applying ethnomusicological tools, this book examines the socio-cultural influences and consequences of these two genres: the perception of and resistance to hegemonic structures from within their respective constituencies, the definition of national identity, and the understanding of the "American Dream." These genres communicate coded information to their enthusiasts whose experiences and world views are formed and reinforced in this transaction between producers and consumers. Each emerging American reality revolves around a unique sub-culture that is replete with its own highly developed signifiers and undergirded by its own interpretation of identity, space, vernacular, and politics. In the midst of these divergent realities, these two musical cultures are direct descendants of a common ancestor. The southern Americana musical tradition, which emerged from the experience of poverty and working class struggle, serves as the cultural and aesthetic progenitor from which these genres and their associated cultural mores have derived. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shonekan, Stephanie
Dewey number
781.6420973
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3477
LC item number
.S49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soul music
  • Country music
  • Music and race
  • Music
  • Country music
  • Music and race
  • Music
  • Soul music
  • United States
Label
Soul, country, and the USA : race and identity in American music culture, Stephanie Shonekan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) 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
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
Control code
890107261
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9781137378095
Lccn
2014034347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890107261
Label
Soul, country, and the USA : race and identity in American music culture, Stephanie Shonekan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) 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
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
Control code
890107261
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9781137378095
Lccn
2014034347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890107261

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