A Boy Named Sue by Kristine M. McCusker (Editor); Diane Pecknold (Editor)From the smiling, sentimental mothers portrayed in 1930s radio barn dance posters, to the sexual shockwaves generated by Elvis Presley, to the female superstars redefining contemporary country music, gender roles and imagery have profoundly influenced the ways country music is made and enjoyed. Proper male and female roles have influenced the kinds of sounds and images that could be included in country music; preconceptions of gender have helped to determine the songs and artists audiences would buy or reject; and gender has shaped the identities listeners made for themselves in relation to the music they revered.
Homocore by David Ciminelli; Ken KnoxMusic as a form of social activism dates back for centuries, but rarely has there been a movement as daring, exciting and provocative as homocore, the queer-oriented rock scene, which through its cult following in clubs around the country presents a brazen face to the queer sociopolitical movement. Journalist David Ciminelli has been immersed in the queer rock scene since the early 1990s as a fan, writer, musician and band manager. He charts the homocore scene from the 1990s to today. Through interviews with scene leaders such as Pansy Division, Bob Mould (Husker Du), Jinx Titanic (Super8 Cum Shot), I Am Loved, Clint Yeager (Sour) and the Skinjobs, Ciminelli tells the story of using music to promote tolerance and ponders whether pro-gay music is a powerful enough tool of activism to gain mainstream acceptance.--From publisher description
Sex, Thugs and Rock 'n' Roll by FenemoreIntroduction -- Gendering the GDR -- Remasculinisation -- Re-education -- A teenage 'revolution'? -- Street culture -- Sexing up socialism -- Remilitarisation -- Rock 'n' roll -- Manufacturing consent -- Making men out of them -- Predatory males -- Conclusion -- Postscript: where are they now?
Call Number: HQ799.G5 F45 2007
Women on Top by James L. DickersonTraces the process by which female performers have come to dominate the American music industry, drawing from an analysis of four decades of chart data, as well as interviews with recording artists, industry executives, and managers in an attempt to explain the revolution
From the back of the room / directed by Amy OdenAlthough it is often credited with spurring the "third wave" of feminism, Riot Grrrl seemed to many to be a blip in the media, but in actuality it paved the way for the more mainstream "girl power" phenomenon. The interviews here tackle the past thirty years of female involvement in Do It Yourself music, and aims to give a more complete picture of how women have participated in the DIY community and how it affects their daily lives
Call Number: DVD COLL FROM-B 2011
Hit so hard / directed by P. David EbersoleHole drummer Patty Schemel casually documented her life as a rock star - at band practice, on the road, backstage and in front of millions of people. She captured rare, precious moments behind the scenes with Hole and Kurt Cobain and the intense highs and lows of these dynamic relationships often shaped by an addiction that consumed her and almost killed her