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The Resource Teenage nervous breakdown : music and politics in the post-Elvis age, David Walley

Teenage nervous breakdown : music and politics in the post-Elvis age, David Walley

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Teenage nervous breakdown : music and politics in the post-Elvis age
Title
Teenage nervous breakdown
Title remainder
music and politics in the post-Elvis age
Statement of responsibility
David Walley
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Age details how a state of mind - which came out of 1950s-60s high school "American Graffiti" culture and peer group morals - was successfully transformed and commercially exploited. The book shows how, because of this, our lives and our world (if not the nature of American democracy) in the 1990s have been altered in the process. David Walley shrewdly points out that in this post-Elvis age we are hostages to the corrosive effects of an increasingly celebrity-driven consumerism, itself the result of the cumulative effects of the commercial exploitation of high-school peer group dynamics
  • Animated by a throbbing rock-and-roll beat, this virulent form of consumerism has given rise to a multinational, adolescent-driven corporate consciousness in which MTV (Music Television) has become the virtual Voice of America. The essays in this provocative book illustrate how this "evolution" took place and what has been its dubious contribution to American society. Among the issues at hand, Walley looks archly at the controversial effect MTV has had on national politics, delves into the how and why behind the rebirth of heroin chic, and talks about how rock and roll has affected our sexual selves
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walley, David
Dewey number
306.4/84
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3795
LC item number
.W29 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Popular culture
Label
Teenage nervous breakdown : music and politics in the post-Elvis age, David Walley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (223-230) 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
Control code
38832503
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780306458620
Lccn
98015095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Teenage nervous breakdown : music and politics in the post-Elvis age, David Walley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (223-230) 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
Control code
38832503
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780306458620
Lccn
98015095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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