You Say You Want a Revolution: Rock Music in American Culture

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What does it all mean, this thing called "rock and roll"? This is different from asking what happened, and who did what. A lot books have dealt with these questions. The meaning of rock music in American Culture is another matter entirely. From its roots in the black and white "under-classes," through its clash with the established culture and the inevitable backlash, to its multi-faceted incarnation today, rock and roll has both fostered and reflected a genuine cultural revolution which has gone on to influence the world. Looking at this phenomenon is what distinguishes You Say You Want a Revolution from all the others. Specifically, during the brief history of rock music, American culture has undergone a period of continuous turbulence, with the fundamental values pertaining to race, sex, work and authority undergoing challenge and change. You Say You Want a Revolution examines the interplay in this period between the larger American culture and this musical phenomenon that has become so much a part of it. One Reviewer notes: "This is one of the most accurate and significant books ever written describing the impact of rock 'n' roll as a cultural form that worked to transform American culture." [Richard Koenigsberg, Ph. D. New York]

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See also the revised and updated version: Rock Music in American Culture: The Sounds of Revolution (2012: McFarland & Co., Inc.)

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Robert G. Pielke, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, now lives in Claremont. California. He earned a B.A. at the University of Maryland, an M.Div. at the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, and a Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University. He began his teaching career in philosophy at George Mason University and is now teaching at El Camino College in California. Aside from his academic writings, he has published short stories, film reviews, and two novels [Science Fiction Alternate History] with more on the way.

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