Rockin' Out : Popular Music in the U. S. A.

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Rockin'Out offers a comprehensive social history of popular music in the United States from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley to the present day sounds of electronic dance music and teen pop, from the invention of the phonograph to the promise of the Internet. It offers an analysis and critique of the music itself as well as how it is produced and marketed.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Definitions,Themes, and Issues
Mass Technology and Popular Taste: The Tin Pan Alley Era
Blues and Country Music: Mass Media and the Construction of Race
Good Rockin Tonight: The Rise of Rhythm and Blues
Crossing Cultures: The Eruption of Rock n Roll
The Empire Strikes Back: The Reaction to Rock n Roll
Popular Music and Political Culture: The Sixties
Music Versus Markets: The Fragmentation of Pop
Punk and Disco: The Poles of Pop
Music Videos, Superstars, and Mega-Events: The Eighties
Rap and Metal: Youth Culture and Censorship
Mainstreaming Alternatives: Packaging Pop in the Nineties and Beyond
Welcome to the Terrordome: Music and Copyright in (a Time of) Crisis
Getting Back to Business: Popular Music in the New Millennium
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