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Girls Rock!: Fifty Years of Women Making Music Hardcover – July 23, 2004
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"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
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About the Author
Tisa Lewis, professor of human development and Christian education at Montreat College, is the author of Faith Influences: Gospel Responsibilities in a Changing World.
Along with Amy Richards, Jennifer Baumgardner authored "Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future" (FSG, 2000) and "Grassroots" (FSG, 2005) and founded the progressive speakers' bureau Soapbox. Baumgardner is also the author of "Look Both Ways" (FSG, 2007), among other books.
As a cofounder of the Third Wave Foundation and the coauthor of "Manifesta "(FSG, 2000) and "Grassroots" (FSG, 2005), Amy Richards is one of the foremost leaders of the Third Wave feminist movement. Her writing and her organizing have made an indelible impact on the lives of young women. She is also the cofounder of the feminist speakers bureau Soapbox and the voice behind "Ask Amy," the online advice column she launched at feminist.com. She lives in New York City with her family.
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