In Search of Elvis : Music, Race, Art, Religion (Paperback)

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"The International Conference on Elvis Presley, convened at the University of Mississippi in August, transformed a rock and roll icon into a scholarly phenomenon. Educators, artists, and Elvis aficiona"


Publisher Westview Press
Mfg Part# 9780813329871
SKU 30176552
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0813329876
Release Date 4/10/2007
"The scholar's Elvis has more in common with the one the fans cry out to: the Healing Elvis. This is Elvis as racial integrator, as gender-liberating sexual healer. The Multicultural Elvis is an even grander figure than the one the fans conceive of--an Elvis who heals not just personal pain in individual souls but painful rifts in the nation's soul, rifts not only between black and white but between sex and spirituality."
"A bold attempt to stretch the traditional boundaries of what it matters to know."
"Probes the bizarre synapses of the American psyche."
"Good news for Elvoids! The latest entry for the discriminating worshiper rises from the academic conference and consists of essays reflecting the range of academic inquiry about the Kind. Lavishly illustrated and featuring a cornucopia of documentation in the 35 pages of endnotes, this may be the perfect jumping-off point for research in the King's life and larger-than-life impact."
Any with an interest in Elvis trivia or information will find this a fun folk consideration which includes essays and facts on the music, art, and other manifestations of Elvis Presley. This packs in facts about the musician and adds a cultural/social flair lacking in musical guides to the artist.
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Editors Note Proceedings of the first annual International Conference on Elvis Presley held Aug. 6-11, 1995 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Editors Note 1 Proceedings of the first annual International Conference on Elvis Presley held Aug. 6-11, 1995 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Westview Press
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