The Resource A race of singers : Whitman's working-class hero from Guthrie to Springsteen, Bryan K. Garman, (ebook)

A race of singers : Whitman's working-class hero from Guthrie to Springsteen, Bryan K. Garman, (ebook)

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A race of singers : Whitman's working-class hero from Guthrie to Springsteen
Title
A race of singers
Title remainder
Whitman's working-class hero from Guthrie to Springsteen
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Bryan K. Garman
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eng
Summary
When Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass in 1855, he dreamed of inspiring a "race of singers" who would celebrate the working class and realize the promise of American democracy. By examining how singers such as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen both embraced and reconfigured Whitman's vision, Bryan Garman shows that Whitman succeeded. In doing so, Garman celebrates the triumphs yet also exposes the limitations of Whitman's legacy. While Whitman's verse propounded notions of sexual freedom and renounced the competitiveness of capitalism, it also safeguarded the interests of the white workingman, often at the expense of women and people of color. Garman describes how each of Whitman's successors adopted the mantle of the working-class hero while adapting the role to his own generation's concerns: Guthrie condemned racism in the 1930s, Dylan addressed race and war in the 1960s, and Springsteen explored sexism, racism, and homophobia in the 1980s and 1990s. But as Garman points out, even the Boss, like his forebears, tends to represent solidarity in terms of white male bonding and homosocial allegiance. We can hear America singing in the voices of these artists, Garman says, but it is still the song of a white, male America
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Midwest
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Garman, Bryan K
Dewey number
781.5/9
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Cultural studies of the United States
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  • Whitman, Walt
  • Guthrie, Woody
  • Springsteen, Bruce
  • Popular music
  • Working class
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adult
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A race of singers : Whitman's working-class hero from Guthrie to Springsteen, Bryan K. Garman, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469643779
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12257633
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remote
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12257633
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MWT12257633
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A race of singers : Whitman's working-class hero from Guthrie to Springsteen, Bryan K. Garman, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469643779
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12257633
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12257633
System control number
MWT12257633
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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