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Dictionaries of Race and Music

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

Glossaries of African-American English began to appear between the wars. This period saw them take on a political function in the fight for civil rights and a practical role in attempts to improve ... More


Dictionaries of Youth

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

Slang only becomes associated with young people in general during the period covered by this volume. The production of dictionaries of youth slang was fuelled by fears of juvenile delinquency and by ... More


Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia

Matthew F. Delmont

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272071
eISBN:
9780520951600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272071.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American Bandstand, one of the most popular television shows ever, broadcast from Philadelphia in the late 1950s, a time when that city had become a battleground for civil rights. Counter to host ... More


Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680788
eISBN:
9781452948997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Written by New Yorker’s inimitable first pop music critic, this book presents the perspective of a radical and rational political realm, to look at rock-and-roll, sexuality, and above all, freedom. ... More


“Still Talking About My Generation!”: The Representation of Youth in Popular Music

Andy Bennett

in The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195342956
eISBN:
9780199894284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Rock and Roll became an important form of popular music, entering mainstream youth culture by white translators of black music such as Elvis Presley. Youth readily identified with the themes of Rock ... More


Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music along the Red River

Tracey E. W. Laird

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167511
eISBN:
9780199850099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167511.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Louisiana Hayride was broadcast from Shreveport, Louisiana, and reached listeners in over twenty-eight states, luring them to packed performances of the Hayride's road show. By tracing the ... More


Introduction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the factors leading to the emergence of the counterculture. It focuses on dempgraphic, economic and technological change and offers an overview of the material to follow.


Music

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter commences with a reading of the Beat Generation interest in bop jazz. It then looks at the importance of Blues and rock and roll as musical forms that would be at the heart of later ... More


The West as Surrogate Shangri-La: Rock and Roll and Rangzen as Style and Ideology

Keila Diehl

in Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230439
eISBN:
9780520936003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230439.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes the Tibetan refugee dreams of political independence or autonomy for the homeland. It discusses the idealized romance with the West engaged in by young Tibetan refugees facing ... More


Singing Farmers

Gene Logsdon

in The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124438
eISBN:
9780813134734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses singing farmers and looks at the role of music in farm and rural life. Part of the discussion looks at the rise and career of a country singer, Chris Logsdon, who said that ... More


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