Whose country music? : genre, identity, and belonging in twenty-first-century country music culture /

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Cambridge University Press,, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource (xiii, 308 pages) : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst00881424, (OCoLC)fst00881435, Country music, Country music., fast, History and criticism., Social aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index."She went to Nashville to sing country music" : Gatekeeping and the Country Music Industry / by Paula J. Bishop and Jada Watson -- INDUSTRY. Mailbox Money : Novel Liberation Strategies of a Black Female Country Songwriter / by Alice Randall ; Dixie Chicked : Sony vs. The Chicks and the Regendering of Country Music in the Early Twentieth-Century / by Kristine M. McCusker ; How 360° Deals Homogenized Country Music / by Rachel Skaggs ; A Double-Edged Sword : Industry Data and the Construction of Country Music Narratives / by Jada Watson -- CODES OF CONDUCT. Why Country Music Needs Latina Feminism / by Sophia Enriquez ; Pistol Annies : Country Rebels with Humor / by Stephanie Vander Wel ; From Bros to Gentlemen : The Problem of Consent in Contemporary Country Music / by Phoebe E. Hughes ; Cowboys on a Beach : Summer Country and the Loss of Working-Class Identity / by Jocelyn R. Neal -- AUTHENTICITY. Dolly Parton's Netflix Reimagining : How Her Twenty-First Century "Jolene" Revises Country Music's Authenticity Narrative / by Leigh H. Edwards ; "When Britney [Spears] Ruled the World" : Expanding the Stylistic Boundaries of Nostalgia in Country Music / by Paula J. Bishop ; Rhinestone Revivals : Repurposing the Nudie Suit for the Twenty-first Century / by Janet Aspley ; Country Music Doesn't Have to Suck : Intertextuality, Community, and Bloodshot Records / by Nancy P. Riley -- BOUNDARY WORK. Playing at the Border : Navajo Country Western Music and Border Town Racism / by Kristina Jacobsen ; Country-Loving Mexican Americans: Dual Patriotism and Inevitable Fandom among Mexican American Country Music Lovers / by Nadine Hubbs ; Practices of Genre Surveillance in Country Music: Hearing Racial Politics in Beyonce's and The Chicks' "Daddy Lessons" / by Rebekah Hutten ; "We have a Lot of Work to Do" : Rhiannon Giddens and Country Music's Mixed Roots / by Tracey E. Laird -- Epilogue. Country Music Needs a Revolution / by Rissi Palmer."In a period in which racism and gender inequity are at the fore of public, political, and scholarly discourse, this collection challenges systems of gatekeeping that have dictated who gets to participate in twenty-first century country music culture. Building on established scholarship, this book examines contemporary issues in country music through feminist, intersectional, and post-colonialist theories, as well as other intertextual and cultural lenses. The authors pose questions about diversity, representation, and identity as they relate to larger concepts of artist and fan communities, stylistic considerations of the genre, and modes of production from a twenty-first century perspective. Addressing and challenging the received narrative about country music culture, this collection delves into the gaps that are inherent in existing approaches that privileged biography and historiography and expands new areas of inquiry relating to contemporary country music identity and culture"--Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 02, 2023).