Dreadfully Ever After Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Music- Rock History

This title in other editions

Electric Ladyland: Women and Rock Culture

by

Electric Ladyland: Women and Rock Culture Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

With the explosion of rock music in the mid-1960s, women arrived--as performers, critics, and fans. While operating in radically different ways within rock culture, female musicians, journalists, and groupies rewrote women's roles on and off the stage in the 1960s and 1970s.Electric Ladyland is a social and cultural history of this formative era in rock and roll, examining how the changing roles of women were intertwined with the evolution of the music. Articles and reviews from Rolling Stone and the Village Voice provide a window on a time when female musicians such as Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, and Joni Mitchell battled sexism from concert promoters and mainly male reviewers. Feminist rock journalists, however, were coming into their own. In particular, Ellen Willis, music critic for the New Yorker, and Lillian Roxon, author of the influential Rock Encyclopedia, transformed the way society perceived sometimes marginalized female performers.The groupie was born at the same time, and Rhodes devotes considerable attention to the rise of this phenomenon. Through journalistic accounts as well as personal interviews with groupies of the 1960s and 1970s, she explores these women's dual legacy of self-assertion and promiscuous behavior that resonates to this day through the popularity of such films as Almost Famous.Deeply informed by critical media studies and drawing on diverse and rich sources, Electric Ladyland assesses the lasting effects of cultural representations on female sexuality and gender roles.

Synopsis:

"Electric Ladyland" is a social and cultural history that tracks the changing conception of female sexuality and gender roles, and the ways women musicians, journalists, and groupies gained influence despite confining double standards applied by male writers and performers.

Synopsis:

Tracks how women musicians, journalists, and groupies in this formative era in rock 'n' roll challenged conceptions of female sexuality and appropriate gender roles for women.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812218992
Author:
Rhodes, Lisa
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Author:
Rhodes, Lisa L.
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Feminism and music
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock music -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Women rock musicians.
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
9.26x6.24x.91 in. 1.24 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. A Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and...
    Used Hardcover $6.50
  2. Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  3. American Hardcore: A Tribal History
    Used Trade Paper $11.95
  4. Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold... Used Hardcover $9.50
  5. She's a rebel :the history of women... Used Trade Paper $7.50
  6. Real Country: Music and Language in... New Trade Paper $30.25

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » History
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » Reference and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Sale Books
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

Electric Ladyland: Women and Rock Culture Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 310 pages University of Pennsylvania Press - English 9780812218992 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Electric Ladyland" is a social and cultural history that tracks the changing conception of female sexuality and gender roles, and the ways women musicians, journalists, and groupies gained influence despite confining double standards applied by male writers and performers.
"Synopsis" by , Tracks how women musicians, journalists, and groupies in this formative era in rock 'n' roll challenged conceptions of female sexuality and appropriate gender roles for women.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.