Girls Rock! Fifty Years of Women Making Music

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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Seite 40 - One must assume the feminine role deliberately. Which means already to convert a form of subordination into an affirmation, and thus to begin to thwart it...
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Seite 123 - Story," at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
Seite 61 - A woman is a being who identifies and is identified as one whose sexuality exists for someone else, who is socially male.
Seite 68 - Lee became one of the few figures to be inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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