Girls Rock! Fifty Years of Women Making Music

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University Press of Kentucky

Girls Rock! explores the many ways women have defined themselves as rock musicians in an industry once dominated and controlled by men. Integrating history, feminist analysis, and developmental theory, the authors describe how and why women have become rock musicians―what inspires them to play and perform, how they write, what their music means to them, and what they hope their music means to listeners. As these musicians tell their stories, topics emerge that illuminate broader trends in rock's history. From Wanda Jackson's revolutionary act of picking up a guitar to the current success of independent artists such as Ani DiFranco, Girls Rock! examines the shared threads of these performers' lives and the evolution of women's roles in rock music since its beginnings in the 1950s. This provocative investigation of women in rock is based on numerous interviews with a broad spectrum of women performers―those who have achieved fame and those just starting bands, those playing at local coffeehouses and those selling out huge arenas. Girls Rock! celebrates what female musicians have to teach about their experiences as women, artists, and rock musicians.

 

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Girls with Guitars
1
Sex Raceand Rock n Roll
21
The Singer and the Song
42
The Girls in the Band
65
Imagine My Surprise The Womens Music Movement
95
Whos That Girl? Women and Image in Rock n Roll
115
The Business
135
Survival Pretty Good for a Girl
157
Notes
181
Sources
215
Index
223
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Seite 218 - Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1990), p. 202. 38. See Lisa Belklin. "Bars to Equality of Sexes Seen as Eroding Slowly," New York Times, August 20, 1989, p.

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