Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s (Paperback)

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Then He Kissed Me, He's A Rebel, Chains, Stop In the Name of Love all these songs capture the spirit of an era and an image of "girlhood" in post-World War II America that still reverberates today.

While there were over 1500 girl groups recorded in the '60s--including key hitmakers like the Ronettes, the Supremes, and the Shirelles - studies of girl-group music that address race, gender, class, and sexuality have only just begun to appear. Warwick is the first writer to address '60s girl group music from the perspective of its most significant audience--teenage girls--drawing on current research in psychology and sociology to explore the important place of this repertoire in the emotional development of young girls of the baby boom generation.

Girl Groups, Girl Culture stands as a landmark study of this important pop music and cultural phenomenon. It promises to be a classic work in American musicology and cultural studies.

About the Author

Jacqueline Warwick is Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Dalhousie University, Canada, where she specializes in music history and popular music. She is an active member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and has presented papers at numerous conferences in North America and Europe.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415971133
ISBN-10: 0415971136
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 20th, 2007
Pages: 286
Language: English