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Rock Over the Edge free pdf This collection brings new voices and new perspectives to the study of popular-and particularly rock-music. Focusing on a variety of artists and music forms, "Rock Over the Edge" asks what happens to rock criticism when rock is no longer a coherent concept. To work toward an answer, contributors investigate previously neglected genres and styles, such as 'lo fi', alternative-country, and 'rock en espanol', while offering a fresh look at such familiar figures as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Kurt Cobain. Bridging the disciplines of musicology and cultural studies, this collection raises two important questions: how best to speak of what we hear, and whether hearing itself can be understood as both a cultural contingent and a creative activity. The editors' introduction provides an important backward glance at recent rock criticism and also looks to the future of the rapidly expanding discipline of popular music studies. Taking seriously the implications of critical theory for the study of non-literary aesthetic endeavours, the also volume addresses such issues as the affective power of popular music and the psychic construction of fandom. "Rock Over the Edge" will appeal to scholars and students in popular music studies and American Studies as well as general readers interested in popular music.

About Roger Beebe

Roger Beebe is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida.Denise Fulbrook is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Duke University.Ben Saunders is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Oregon.

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Author : Roger Beebe
Publisher : Duke University Press
Data Published : 01 August 2002
ISBN : 0822329158
EAN : 9780822329152
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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