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America's Musical Pulse: Popular Music in Twentieth-Century Society (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture) Hardcover – September 21, 1992

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?The book is ambitious in its coverage of musical genres and time periods--some essays begin with turn-of-the-century issues; and styles such as ragtime and tin pan alley are examined in addition to strong sections on jazz, blues, rock and country. For such a wide scope and purpose, this book succeeds admirably. . . . I do recommend this book highly. It is very readable, will work well in the classroom and--because of its scope--can also serve as a helpful reference and review for pop music/culture scholars.?-Popular Music and Society

Book Description

In this interdisciplinary collection, topics concerning 20th century popular music are related to issues of politics, class, economics, race, gender, and the social context. The focus throughout is to encourage investigation of the complex issues behind the music.


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Product Details

  • Series: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture
  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (September 21, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313274657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313274657
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,566,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. Korman on September 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book was exactly how they said it was going to be. One corner bent but still in excellent condition.
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