Race, Rock, and Elvis

ISBN-10: 0252072707
ISBN-13: 9780252072703
Edition: 2005
List price: $20.95
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Description: Observing that young fans of rhythm and blues in the South seemed more inclined than their elders to disregard Jim Crow's long shadow, 'Race, Rock and Elvis' examines the emergence of rock 'n' roll in a social and regional context.

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 12/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Observing that young fans of rhythm and blues in the South seemed more inclined than their elders to disregard Jim Crow's long shadow, 'Race, Rock and Elvis' examines the emergence of rock 'n' roll in a social and regional context.

Introduction : reclaiming the past from the margins of history
Race and class in southern juxtaposition : the forgotten roots of a (rock) revolution
Popular culture and the struggle for black equality in the postwar South : rethinking the relationship
"Could fifty million record-buyers have been irrelevant?" : understanding the past through popular music
Dateline Dixie : rock 'n' roll, race, and the issue of change
Conquering the bias of taste : the postwar guardians of culture and the critique of 1950s' rock 'n' roll
With all deliberate speed and disorder : a silent generation defines itself
The king of rock as hillbilly cat : myth and southern history revisited
Conclusion : rock 'n' roll, race, and Elvis Presley - southern youth in dissent?

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