Rock'n America: A Social and Cultural History available in Paperback
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- University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsList of Illustrations
Suggested Listening Lists
1. What is Rock?
2. Rock's Precursors, 1946–1953
3. Rock Begins, 1954–1958
4. Mainstreaming Rock and Roll, 1959–1963
5. The Times They Were A-changin', 1964–1967
6. The Best and Worst of Times, 1968–1973
7. The Shame and the Splendor, 1974–1978
8. Draining of the Mainstream, 1979–1982
9. Visuals Rule While Indie Rocks, 1983–1990
10. Alternative to What? 1991–1996
11. Decentering Rock, 1997–2002
12. Rock in the Digital Age, 2003–now
What People are Saying About This
Weinstein covers all of the agreed upon important moments in rock history, while providing an original framework in which to understand that history as it is influenced by cultural, political, technological, and economic factors.
Scholars of post–World War II American culture and music, along with teachers and their students, will find Deena Weinstein's Rock'n America an original, creative, and comprehensive examination of the development, changes, and meaning of rock 'n' roll from the 1950s to the present.
The first book of its kind—a comprehensive history of rock music in America, designed specifically for undergraduate teaching. I can't wait to use this book for my Sociology of Rock course.
Rock'n America takes us on an incredible journey through rock music's many manifestations. Weinstein is especially insightful in revealing how the music has been shaped by not only the artists, but also the events of the day, and the various mediators, including the fans. Her enthusiasm is contagious. The book is thoroughly researched and comprehensive, but never reads like a dull factoid history.