Real Country: Music and Language in Working-Class Culture
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BeschreibungAn ethnographic study of country music, and the bars, life, and everyday speech of its rural fans.
PortraitAaron A. Fox is Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. He is a guitarist and singer who has played with many bands in Texas. He has hosted country music radio programs on several stations in New York City and continues to guest-host shows on a regular basis.To visit Aaron A. Fox's website and blog, please click here.
Pressestimmen"Aaron A. Fox's Real Country gets to the heart and drama that fuels the cigarette smoke, music, talk, and beer of a honky tonk Saturday night."--Peter Wolf, musician "Aaron A. Fox's Real Country gets to the heart and drama that fuels the cigarette smoke, music, talk, and beer of a honky tonk Saturday night."--Peter Wolf, musician "Aaron A. Fox's Real Country is a powerful and moving study of Texas working-class culture (including an articulate defense of the now heavily criticized notion of 'culture' itself). Combining the tools of linguistic anthropology, ethnomusicology, and sensitive ethnography, Fox performs a series of brilliant interpretations of 'vocal practices'--country music and all kinds of talk, mostly in bars--as these actively shape personal subjectivities and interpersonal relationships. The chapter on 'The Fool in the Mirror' alone is worth the price of the book."--Sherry B. Ortner, author of New Jersey Dreaming: Capital, Culture, and the Class of '58 "Real Country is by far the best book on Texas country music and working-class culture since Manuel Pena's The Texas-Mexican Conjunto: History of a Working-Class Music was published in 1985. As opened to us by Aaron A. Fox, the working-class world of Lockhart, Texas is complex and richly textured, and country music is its most characteristic and expressive voice. Grounded both in the most sophisticated recent scholarship and in Fox's longtime involvement as performer and observer, Real Country extends to the music the full measure of respect it deserves. In so doing, it carries country music scholarship to a new level that will challenge and guide all subsequent commentators."--David E. Whisnant, author of Rascally Signs in Sacred Places and All That Is Native and Fine
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten