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Reading Country Music Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars

by Cecelia Tichi

  • ISBN: 9780822321569
  • ISBN10: 0822321564

Reading Country Music Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars

by Cecelia Tichi

  • List Price: $114.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 2
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780822321569
  • ISBN10: 0822321564
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Description: With its steel guitars, Opry stars, and honky-tonk bars, country music is an American original. The most popular music in America today, it's also big business. Amazing, then, that country music been so little-studied by critics, given its predominance in American culture. Reading Country Music acknowledges the significance of country music as part of an authentic American heritage and turns a loving, critical eye toward under standing the sweep of this peculiarly American phenomenon.

Bringing together a wide range of scholars and critics from literature, communications, history, sociology, art, and music, this anthology looks at everything from the inner workings of the country music industry to the iconography of certain stars to the development of distinctive styles within the country music genre. Contributions include a look at the shift from "hard-core" to "soft-shell" country music in recent years; Johnny Cash as lesbian icon; gender, class, and region in Dolly Parton's star image; and bluegrass's gothic tradition. Originally published as a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, this expanded book edition includes new articles on the spirituality of Willie Nelson; the legacy and tradition of stringed music; and the revival of Stephen Foster's blackface musical, among others.

This lively and entertaining collection will engage those interested in "reading" country music and in understanding a key part of the cultural heritage of the United States.

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