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The Resource The republic of rock : music and citizenship in the sixties counterculture, Michael J. Kramer

The republic of rock : music and citizenship in the sixties counterculture, Michael J. Kramer

Label
The republic of rock : music and citizenship in the sixties counterculture
Title
The republic of rock
Title remainder
music and citizenship in the sixties counterculture
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Kramer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his 1967 megahit "San Francisco," Scott McKenzie sang of "people in motion" coming from all across the country to San Francisco, the white-hot center of rock music and anti-war protests. At the same time, another large group of young Americans was also in motion, less eagerly, heading for the jungles of Vietnam. Now, in The Republic of Rock, Michael Kramer draws on new archival sources and interviews to explore sixties music and politics through the lens of these two generation-changing places--San Francisco and Vietnam. From the Acid Tests of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters to hippie disc jockeys on strike, the military's use of rock music to "boost morale" in Vietnam, and the forgotten tale of a South Vietnamese rock band, The Republic of Rock shows how the musical connections between the City of the Summer of Love and war-torn Southeast Asia were crucial to the making of the sixties counterculture. The book also illustrates how and why the legacy of rock music in the sixties continues to matter to the meaning of citizenship in a global society today. Going beyond clichéd narratives about sixties music, Kramer argues that rock became a way for participants in the counterculture to think about what it meant to be an American citizen, a world citizen, a citizen-consumer, or a citizen-soldier. The music became a resource for grappling with the nature of democracy in larger systems of American power both domestically and globally. For anyone interested in the 1960s, popular music, and American culture and counterculture, The Republic of Rock offers new insight into the many ways rock music has shaped our ideas of individual freedom and collective belonging [Publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kramer, Michael J
Dewey number
306.4/8426097309046
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3918.R63
LC item number
K73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rock music
  • Rock music
  • Rock music
  • Rock music
  • Rock music
  • Rock music
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Rock
Label
The republic of rock : music and citizenship in the sixties counterculture, Michael J. Kramer
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=42105
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: San Francisco. Uncle Sam wants you to pass the acid tests ; We are KMPX FM Rock, complete with all the contradictions ; The Wild West Festival is you and me in a cooperative association -- Part II: Vietnam. A soundtrack for the entire process ; Welcome to Entertainment Vietnam! ; A little peace message, like straight from Saigon -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn795177498
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780195384864
Lccn
2012038480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022233710
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195384864
  • (OCoLC)795177498
Label
The republic of rock : music and citizenship in the sixties counterculture, Michael J. Kramer
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=42105
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: San Francisco. Uncle Sam wants you to pass the acid tests ; We are KMPX FM Rock, complete with all the contradictions ; The Wild West Festival is you and me in a cooperative association -- Part II: Vietnam. A soundtrack for the entire process ; Welcome to Entertainment Vietnam! ; A little peace message, like straight from Saigon -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn795177498
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780195384864
Lccn
2012038480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022233710
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195384864
  • (OCoLC)795177498

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