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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (July 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813123100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813123103
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #637,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Chosen for the 2005 Amelia Bloomer Recommended List of the American Library Association." --



"The stories are touching, personal, gritty, real, and political.... It gave me a sense of a legacy, that we have grandmas who've been building these bridges for us. It's a powerful thing to be written into being, to illuminate the hidden stories with joy." -- Clamor



"An exploration of women as musicians, their relationship to the music industry, and the way women construct their identities as girls who rock." -- Corvallis (OR) Gazette-Times



"Combines feminist analysis, history, and developmental theory to describe women's journey on the rock 'n' roll road." -- Eugene (OR) Register-Guard



"Treats female rockers with the depth and seriousness that they deserve and have all to often been denied." -- Iola (WI) Goldmine



"Manages to avoid the conflation of popular music to pop stars and instead to incorporate lesser-known musicians into the history of rock." -- Journal of Material Culture



"Sets out to find out how women develop identities as rock 'n' roll musicians. It's not a book about women and rock; rather, Girls Rock! Discusses women's relationship to rock." -- Portland Oregonian



"Carson, Lewis, and Shaw have written a book that fills a significant gap in the current discourse on women in popular music. They examine the connection between selfhood and music-making in a way that both validates and honors the unique experience of women in rock-and-roll. These girls rock!" -- Teresa Reed, author of The Holy Profane: Religion in Black Popular Music

About the Author

Mina Carson, associate professor of history at Oregon State University, is the author of Settlement Folk: Social Thought and the American Settlement Movement, 1885-1930.

Tisa Lewis, professor of human development and Christian education at Montreat College, is the author of Faith Influences: Gospel Responsibilities in a Changing World.

Susan M. Shaw, director of the Women Studies Program at Oregon State University, is the coauthor of Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings.


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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laira on January 18, 2013
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Although it is a used book, it looks new. It is hardcover and it has no markings. I have yet to read it, but concerning the state of the item, I am very pleased with it.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Phatchick on January 16, 2010
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I bought this book for my rocker niece and she loved it. I was a hit. Made her happy, makes me happy.
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Caryn M. Houseworth on February 18, 2010
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I recieved it when I was suppose to and it came in the condition described.
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