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Rock Criticism from the Beginning Amusers, Bruisers, and Cool-Headed Cruisers

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ISBN-10: 0820474908

ISBN-13: 9780820474908

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ulf Lindberg

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 369
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Some notes on criticism
Criticism : an introduction
Music criticism before rock
The frames of rock criticism
Theoretical perspectives
High culture - low culture
Introducing Bourdieu
Applying Bourdieu to the study of popular culture
Rock criticism as a legitimizing discursive practice
"Authenticity" in rock critical discourse
The spatial distribution of rock and rock criticism
Themes and questions for a historical study of rock criticism
The social and cultural background of rock and rock criticism in the 1960s and 1970s
The discontents of modernization : cultural release
The social background of rock culture and rock discourse
The aesthetic climate of the 1960s
The formative period : absolute beginners (1964-1967)
The English "gentleman" critic : Chris Welch and the prehistory of rock criticism at Melody Maker
The serious fan : Paul Williams and the birth of rock criticism in the U.S.
"Reporting the counterculture" : Richard Goldstein
Rock 'n' roll as "style" : Nik Cohn
Founding fathers in the promised land (1967-1975)
The rock press 1967-1975
The first dean of rock critics lays down the basic rules : Jon Landau
Taste Inc. : Robert Christgau, the dean of New York rock critics
On a mystery train through the history of America and art : Greil Marcus
Hit man and radical : Dave Marsh
The holy madman of rock criticism : Lester Bangs
Other voices of the late 1960s
Young men with a vocation : shaping a new field and inventing positions
British brats (1972-1978)
The NME connection
Punk : a moment of transition
Coda : the boy looked at Johnny
Style it takes : criticism and new pop (1978-1985)
The social and cultural background of late 20th century rock criticism
Into the pop process
The standards of postmodern pop sensibility
Music magazines in the early 1980s : new agents and growing competition
The critics
Academic leanings and consumer guides (1986-2004)
A wealth of positions
The critics
The magazine market in the 1980s and 1990s
The state of the field since the turn of the century
Concluding remarks
The field of rock criticism
Aesthetic beliefs and discursive practices