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Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky Tonk Angels The Women of Barn Dance Radio (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0252075242
ISBN-13: 9780252075247
Sku: 206513359
Publish Date: 4/1/2008
Pages:  194
Age Range:  NA
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Popular between the two world wars, American barn dance radio evoked comforting images of a nostalgic and stable past for listeners beset by economic problems at home and worried about totalitarian governments abroad. Sentimental images such as the mountain mother and the chaste everybody's-little-sister "girl singer" helped to sell a new consumer culture and move commercial country music from regional fare to national treasure. Kristine M. McCusker examines the gendered politics of these images through the lives and careers of six women performers: Linda Parker, the Girls of the Golden West (Milly and Dolly Good), Lily May Ledford, Minnie Pearl, and Rose Lee Maphis.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0194
Product attributePublisher:   University of Illinois Press
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