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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99
The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 11.99
Acting as both investigative journalist and irreverent critic, Ben Westhoff journeys across the southern United States in a small Hyundai to document the phenomenon of southern hip-hop. The exclusive interviews with the genre?s prominent players take many forms—watching rappers “make it rain? in a Houston strip club, partying with The 2 Live Crew?s... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
A unique Israeli national culture?indeed, the very nature of "Israeliness"?remains a matter of debate, a struggle to blend vying memories and backgrounds, ideologies and wills. Identifying popular music as an important site in this wider cultural endeavor, this book focuses on the three major popular music cultures that are proving instrumental in... more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 1989; US$ 17.50
Here is the inside story of Aboriginal music in Australia, from its beginnings in tribal music, to the high volume and energy of contemporary rock and reggae. Our Place Our Music surveys developments in Aboriginal music across Australia and traces some of the historical influences which have shaped it. It show how dynamic Aboriginal culture is, and... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 44.95
J. Patrice McSherry is a Professor of Political Science at Long Island University and a Visiting Professor at Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago. She is the author of Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America and Incomplete Transition: Military Power and Democracy in Argentina and the co-editor (with John Ehrenberg,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95
Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe -- from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the grandest music spectacle anywhere in the world, the Eurovision... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 39.04
Das Mittelalter scheint heute allgegenwärtig. Sei es unter dem Begriff 'Lebendige Geschichte', 'Reenactment', 'Kultur', oder schlicht neudeutsch 'Event' - die Angebote, sich dem Mittelalter zu nähern sind zahlreicher denn je. Und während sich die einen Holzhäuser im Museumspark für lebendige Geschichtsdarstellung bauen und dort ihre Wochenenden als... more...