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Tramps Like Us Music and Meaning among Springsteen Fans

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ISBN-10: 0195125649

ISBN-13: 9780195125641

Edition: 1998

Authors: Daniel Cavicchi

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As rock critics have noted in the past, Bruce Springsteen's songs exist in a world of their own--they have their own settings, characters, words, and images. It is a world that even those who know only a handful of Springsteen's lyrics can instantly recognize, a world of highways and factories, loners and underdogs, hot rods and patrol cars. And it is a world that stretches far beyond the New Jersey state line. Indeed, Springsteen's attention to the ideals and struggles of ordinary Americans has significantly influenced American popular culture and public debate. As a rock-and-roll troubadour, "the Boss" speaks not only for his many fans but to them, and often with a directness or sincerity…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: Studying Fandom
Does Anybody Have Any Faith Out There Tonight?: Seeing Bruce in Concert
Touched by the Music: Defining Fandom
Ignoring the Music Business
Fans in the Audience: Performance and the Politics of Participation
Listening and Learning
Musically Shaping the Self
Belonging Together: Fandom, Community, and Connection
Conclusion: Toward an Experience-Near Understanding of Popular Music
Postscript
Appendix A
Appendix B
Notes
References
Index