By Diane Pecknold,Kristine M. McCusker
Country tune boasts an extended culture of wealthy, contradictory gender dynamics, making a global the place Kitty Wells may possibly play the demure housewife and the honky-tonk angel concurrently, Dolly Parton might stream from traditionalist �girl singer� to outspoken trans rights recommend, and present radio playlists can trade among the reckless masculinity of bro-country and the adolescent girlishness of Taylor Swift.
In this follow-up quantity to A Boy Named Sue, a few of the major authors within the box of state track reports reexamine where of gender in state track, contemplating the methods state artists and listeners have negotiated gender and sexuality via their song and the way gender has formed the way in which that track is made and heard. as well as laying off new gentle on such legends as Wells, Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Charley satisfaction, it lines more moderen shifts in gender politics throughout the performances of such modern luminaries as rapid, Gretchen Wilson, and Blake Shelton. The ebook additionally explores the intersections of gender, race, type, and nationality in a number of much less anticipated contexts, together with the prisons of WWII-era Texas, the place the participants of the Goree All-Girl String Band grew to become the unlikeliest of radio stars; the studios and places of work of Plantation files, the place Jeannie C. Riley and Linda Martell challenged the social hierarchies of a altering South within the Sixties; and the burgeoning towns of present-day Brazil, the place �college state� has develop into a method of negotiating masculinity in an age of monetary and social instability.
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Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music (American Made Music Series) by Diane Pecknold,Kristine M. McCusker