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The Resource Writing the record : the Village Voice and the birth of rock criticism, Devon Powers

Writing the record : the Village Voice and the birth of rock criticism, Devon Powers

Label
Writing the record : the Village Voice and the birth of rock criticism
Title
Writing the record
Title remainder
the Village Voice and the birth of rock criticism
Statement of responsibility
Devon Powers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the mid-1960s, a small group of young journalists made it their mission to write about popular music, especially rock, as something worthy of serious intellectual scrutiny. Their efforts not only transformed the perspective on the era's music but revolutionized how Americans have come to think, talk, and write about popular music ever since. This book explores this shift by focusing on The Village Voice, a key publication in the rise of rock criticism. Revisiting the work of early pop critics such as Richard Goldstein and Robert Christgau, the author shows how they stood at the front lines of the mass culture debates, challenging old assumptions and hierarchies and offering pioneering political and social critiques of the music. Part of a college-educated generation of journalists, Voice critics explored connections between rock and contemporary intellectual trends such as postmodernism, identity politics, and critical theory. In so doing, they became important forerunners of the academic study of popular culture that would emerge during the 1970s. Drawing on archival materials, interviews, and insights from media and cultural studies, the author argues that pop music criticism has been an important channel for the expression of public intellectualism. The author makes the case for the value of well-informed cultural criticism in an age when it is often suggested that "everyone is a critic."
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Powers, Devon
Dewey number
781.6609747/1
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3785
LC item number
.P68 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American popular music
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  • Musical criticism
  • Rock music
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Musical criticism
  • Rock music
  • United States
Label
Writing the record : the Village Voice and the birth of rock criticism, Devon Powers
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Criticism
  • Village
  • Pop
  • Hype
  • Identity
  • Mattering
Control code
846496208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 160 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762639
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40022209132
  • 9781625340122
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22573/ctt5n1nqx
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)846496208
Label
Writing the record : the Village Voice and the birth of rock criticism, Devon Powers
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Criticism
  • Village
  • Pop
  • Hype
  • Identity
  • Mattering
Control code
846496208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 160 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762639
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40022209132
  • 9781625340122
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n1nqx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)846496208

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