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Old roots, new routes : the cultural politics of alt.country music

Author: Pamela Fox; Barbara Ching
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Fluid by design, the term Alt Country has forced even the genre's own mouthpiece, the magazine/website ""No Depression"", to declare its terrain to be 'alternative-country music (whatever that is)'.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Old roots, new routes.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2008
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Fox; Barbara Ching
ISBN: 9780472070534 0472070533 9780472050536 0472050532
OCLC Number: 226357776
Description: 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The importance of being ironic : toward a theory and critique of alt.country music / Barbara Ching and Pamela Fox --
Selling out or buying in? : alt.country's cultural politics of commercialism / Diane Pecknold --
Growing up and out of alt.country : on Gen X, wearing vintage, and Neko Case / Jon Smith --
Beyond Austin's city limits : Justin Treviño and the boundaries of "alternative" country / Aaron A. Fox --
Meeting in the marketplace : a taste for romance in Songcatcher and O brother, where art thou? / Barbara Ching --
Time as "revelator" : alt.country women's performance of the past / Pamela Fox --
"Regressive country" : the voice of Gram Parsons / Olivia Carter Mather --
Old time punk / Aaron Smithers --
"The burden is passed on" : Son Volt, tradition, and authenticity / Stevie Simkin --
Conclusion : New alternatives? : top 40 "outlaws" Gretchen Wilson, Miranda Lambert, and the Dixie Chicks / Pamela Fox and Barbara Ching --
Alt.country chronology / Kelly Burchfield and Barbara Ching.
Responsibility: edited by Pamela Fox and Barbara Ching.
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