Guitar Cultures

ISBN-10: 1859734340
ISBN-13: 9781859734346
Edition: 2001
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Description: The guitar is one of the most evocative instruments in the world. It is used in a wide variety of musical settings. The authors of this study explore how people use guitars and guitar music as a basis for creating cultural identities.

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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The guitar is one of the most evocative instruments in the world. It is used in a wide variety of musical settings. The authors of this study explore how people use guitars and guitar music as a basis for creating cultural identities.

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Guitars, Cultures, People and Places
The Guitar in the Blues Music of the Deep South
Unplugged: Blues Guitarists and the Myth of Acousticity
'Plug in and Play!': UK 'Indie-Guitar' Culture
Handmade in Spain: The Culture of Guitar Making
The Guitar as Artifact and Icon: Identity Formation in the Babyboom Generation
Into the Arena: Edward Van Halen and the Cultural Contradictions of the Guitar Hero
The Guitar Cultures of Papua New Guinea: Regional, Social and Stylistic Diversity
Hybridity and Segregation in the Guitar Cultures of Brazil
Rock to Raga: The Many Lives of the Indian Guitar
Index

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