Shades of Springsteen : politics, love, sports, and masculinity /

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Rutgers University Press,, New Brusnwick, United States, p.1 online resource (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01099223, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, bisacsh, fast, General., Political aspects, Political aspects., Rock music, United States.


Includes bibliographical references.Springsteen's Biography -- Springsteen and Politics -- Springsteen, Love, and Relationships -- "Glory Days:" "Springsteen, Synchronization, Sports, and Masculinity -- Loose Ends."Although never having met Bruce Springsteen, connecting with the poet/rock star has been a seminal event in John Massaro's life. In Shades of Springsteen: Politics, Love, Sports, and Masculinity Massaro, SUNY Distinguished Teacher Professor of Politics, draws upon his years of research in preparing a college level course on Springsteen. He documents a truly mutual connection linking two related stories: Springsteen's and his own. That connection-shades of Springsteen, if you will-opened Massaro not only to Springsteen but also to a wider enriching world. Massaro fleshes out the connection by focusing on what Springsteen's lyrics can tell us about music, politics, love, sports, and masculinity. In this unique and far-ranging book, Massaro artfully and convincingly connects Springsteen's oeuvre to his own life but also to the lives of a diverse collection of other intriguing characters, fictional and real, including Richard Nixon, Alexander Hamilton, George Carlin, The Great Gatsby, Caravaggio, Mao Tse-tung, Carl Jung, J. Edgar Hoover, Mohamed Atta, J.D. Salinger and Holden Caulfield"--Print version record.