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Publisher Comments:

A fascinating analysis of the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Synopsis:

Music of the bars and clubs of Austin, Texas has long been recognized as defining one of a dozen or more musical scenes across the country. In Dissonant Identities, Barry Shank, himself a musician who played and lived in the Texas capital, studies the history of its popular music, its cultural and economic context, and also the broader ramifications of that music as a signifying practice capable of transforming identities.

While his focus is primarily on progressive country and rock, Shank also writes about traditional country, blues, rock, disco, ethnic, and folk musics. Using empirical detail and an expansive theoretical framework, he shows how Austin became the site for a productive contestation between two forces: the fierce desire to remake oneself through musical practice, and the equally powerful struggle to affirm the value of that practice in the complexly structured late-capitalist marketplace.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-287) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819562760
Author:
Shank, Barry
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Location:
Hanover, NH :
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Rock music -- Texas -- Austin -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock music -- Texas -- Austin.
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Music Culture (Paperback)
Series Volume:
ch. C
Publication Date:
19940331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.01x6.07x.94 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Music of the bars and clubs of Austin, Texas has long been recognized as defining one of a dozen or more musical scenes across the country. In Dissonant Identities, Barry Shank, himself a musician who played and lived in the Texas capital, studies the history of its popular music, its cultural and economic context, and also the broader ramifications of that music as a signifying practice capable of transforming identities.

While his focus is primarily on progressive country and rock, Shank also writes about traditional country, blues, rock, disco, ethnic, and folk musics. Using empirical detail and an expansive theoretical framework, he shows how Austin became the site for a productive contestation between two forces: the fierce desire to remake oneself through musical practice, and the equally powerful struggle to affirm the value of that practice in the complexly structured late-capitalist marketplace.

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