If Beale Street Could Talk
Music, Community, Culture
By (author) Robert Cantwell
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If Beale Street Could Talk by Robert Cantwell
Book DescriptionDemonstrating the intimate connections among our public, political, and personal lives, these essays by Robert Cantwell explore the vernacular culture of everyday life. A keen and innovative observer of American culture, Cantwell casts a broad and penetrating intelligence over the cultural functioning of popular texts, artifacts, and performers, examining how cultural practices become performances and how performances become artifacts endowed with new meaning through the transformative acts of imagination. Cantwell's points of departure range from the visual and the literary--a photograph of Woody Guthrie, or a poem by John Keats--to major cultural exhibitions such as the World's Columbian Exposition. In all these domains, he unravels the implications for community and cultural life of a continual migration, transformation, and reformulation of cultural content.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252075667
(5830mm x 3895mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Cantwell
Stepping Stones, Paperback (February 2007)
Mature-age students face many challenges as they try to balance study commitments with the demands of work and family. This book acknowledges the very personal journeys that mature-aged students take when they embark on university study.
When We Were Good, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by Robert Cantwell
The many cultural influences on the folk revival of the late 1950s is the topic of this book. The ideologies, traditions and personalities of the people who created this moment in American history are explored, and the author aims to show how the revival was a search for authentic democracy.
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Author Biography - Robert Cantwell
Robert Cantwell is a professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina and the author of Ethnomimesis: Folklife and the Representation of Culture, When We Were Good: The Folk Revival, and Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound, which won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.
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