chapter  III
26 Pages


WithThomas Robinson

Thirteen essays on assessing the status and definition of “rock” in contemporary culture, particularly in light of the deconstruction of the mythic opposition between authenticity and commercialism. Contents: Introduction/Roger Beebe, Denise Fulbrook, and Ben Saunders— I. Discourses/Histories. Reflections of a Disappointed Popular Music Scholar/Lawrence Grossberg—Elvis Everywhere: Musicology and Popular Music Studies at the Twilight of the Canon/Robert Fink—“Think About What You’re Trying to Do to Me”: Rock Historiography and the Construction of a Race-Based Dialectic/John J. Sheinbaum (A230)—Hijacked Hits and Antic Authenticity: Cover Songs, Race, and Postwar Marketing/Michael Coyle— II. New Spaces /New Maps. Why Isn’t Country Music “Youth” Culture?/Trent Hill—Just a Girl? Rock Music, Feminism, and the Cultural Construction of Female Youth/Gayle Wald—Satellite Rhythms: Channel V, Asian Music Videos, and Transnational Gender/Lisa Parks—The “Feminization” of Rock/Tony Grajeda—Rock’s Reconquista /Josh Kun— III. Desires/Affects. A Fan’s Notes: Identification, Desire, and the Haunted Sound Barrier/R.J. Warren Zanes—Mourning Becomes …? Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur, and the “Waning of Affect”/Roger Beebe—D.C. Punk and the Production of Authenticity/Jason Middleton—Queen Theory: Notes on the Pet Shop Boys/Ian Balfour.