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Love Songs The Hidden History

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ISBN-10: 0190865997

ISBN-13: 9780190865993

Edition: 2018

Authors: Ted Gioia

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The love song is timeless. From its beginnings, it has been shaped by bohemians and renegades, slaves and oppressed minorities, prostitutes, immigrants and other excluded groups. But what do we really know about the origins of these intimate expressions of the heart? And how have our changing perceptions about topics such as sexuality and gender roles changed our attitudes towards these songs? In Love Songs: The Hidden History, Ted Gioia uncovers the unexplored story of the love song for the first time. Drawing on two decades of research, Gioia presents the full range of love songs, from the fertility rites of ancient cultures to the sexualized YouTube videos of the present day. The book…    
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Book details

List price: $21.49
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/28/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.90" wide x 5.71" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English