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White boys, white noise [electronic resource] : masculinities and 1980s indie guitar rock / Matthew Bannister.

By: Bannister, Matthew.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ashgate popular and folk music series: Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 200 p.).ISBN: 9780754688037 (electronic bk.); 0754688038 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Alternative rock music -- History and criticism | Masculinity in music | Alternative rock music | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Punk | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Heavy Metal | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- RockGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: White boys, white noise.DDC classification: 781.66 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : white boys-- -- Reviewing theories and representations of masculinities -- Powerless power : masculine intellectualism and aesthetics -- What does it mean to be alternative? : indie guitar rock as a genre -- The singer or the song? : homosociality, genre and gender -- Someone controls electric guitar : indie and technologies -- What will I do if she dies? : music, misery and masculinities -- Conclusion : --white noise.
Summary: Through textual analysis of musical and critical discourses, Bannister provides the first book-length study of masculinity and ethnicity within the context of indie guitar music within US, UK and New Zealand 'scenes'. Drawing on his own experience as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a range of indie artists, demonstrating broad continuities between these apparently disparate scenes, in terms of gender, aesthetic theory and approaches to popular musical history. The result is a book which raises some important questions about how gender is studied in popular culture and the degree to which.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [168]-186) and index.

Introduction : white boys-- -- Reviewing theories and representations of masculinities -- Powerless power : masculine intellectualism and aesthetics -- What does it mean to be alternative? : indie guitar rock as a genre -- The singer or the song? : homosociality, genre and gender -- Someone controls electric guitar : indie and technologies -- What will I do if she dies? : music, misery and masculinities -- Conclusion : --white noise.

Through textual analysis of musical and critical discourses, Bannister provides the first book-length study of masculinity and ethnicity within the context of indie guitar music within US, UK and New Zealand 'scenes'. Drawing on his own experience as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a range of indie artists, demonstrating broad continuities between these apparently disparate scenes, in terms of gender, aesthetic theory and approaches to popular musical history. The result is a book which raises some important questions about how gender is studied in popular culture and the degree to which.

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