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Title A boy named Sue : gender and country music / edited by Kristine M. McCusker and Diane Pecknold
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 232 pages) : illustrations
Series American made music series
American made music series.
Contents "Bury me beneath the willow" : Linda Parker and definitions of tradition on the National Barn Dance, 1932-1935 / Kristine M. McCusker -- "Spade doesn't look exactly starved" : country music and the negotiation of women's domesticity in Cold War Los Angeles / Peter La Chapelle -- Charline Arthur : the (un)making of a honky-tonk star / Emily C. Neely -- I don't think Hank done it that way : Elvis, country music, and the reconstruction of southern masculinity / Michael Bertrand -- "I wanna play house" : configurations of masculinity in the Nashville sound era / Diane Pecknold -- Patsy Cline's crossovers : celebrity, reputation, and feminine identity / Joli Jensen -- Dancing together : the rhythms of gender in the country dance hall / Jocelyn R. Neal -- Between riot grrrl and quiet girl : the new women's movement in country music / Beverly Keel -- Going back to the old mainstream : No depression, Robbie Fulks, and Alt. country's muddied waters / Barbara Ching -- Postlude / Charles Wolfe
Summary From the smiling, sentimental mothers portrayed in 1930s radio barn dance posters, to the sexual shockwaves generated by Elvis Presley, to the female superstars redefining contemporary country music, gender roles and imagery have profoundly influenced the ways country music is made and enjoyed. Proper male and female roles have influenced the kinds of sounds and images that could be included in country music; preconceptions of gender have helped to determine the songs and artists audiences would buy or reject; and gender has shaped the identities listeners made for themselves in relation to th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page xxiv) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Country music -- History and criticism.
Femininity in popular culture.
Masculinity in popular culture.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author McCusker, Kristine M.
Pecknold, Diane.
LC no. 2004007354
ISBN 1604739568 (electronic bk.)
9781604739565 (electronic bk.)