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Author Clover, Joshua.

Title 1989 : Bob Dylan didn't have this to sing about / Joshua Clover
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 187 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Bourgeois and the Boulevard -- The Second Summer of Love -- Negative Creep -- The Billboard Consensus -- The Image-Event and the Blind Spot
Summary In a tour de force of lyrical theory, Joshua Clover boldly reimagines how we understand both pop music and its social context in a vibrant exploration of a year famously described as "the end of history." Amid the historic overturnings of 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, pop music also experienced striking changes. Vividly conjuring cultural sensations and events, Clover tracks the emergence of seemingly disconnected phenomena--from grunge to acid house to gangsta rap--asking if "perhaps pop had been biding its time until 1989 came along to make sense of its sensibility."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Electronic dance music -- History and criticism.
Grunge music -- History and criticism.
Nineteen eighty-nine, A.D.
Popular music -- 1981-1990 -- History and criticism.
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520267877
052094464X (electronic bk.)
9780520944640 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
Other Titles Nineteen eighty-nine