Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

All Shook Up : How Rock n Roll Changed America - 03 edition

All Shook Up : How Rock n Roll Changed America (ISBN10: 0195177495; ISBN13: 9780195177497)
ISBN13: 978-0195177497
ISBN10: 0195177495

Summary: The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?

As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States in the 1950s, a decade that saw a great struggle for the control of popular cul ...show moreture. Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock's "switchblade beat" opened up wide fissures in American society along the fault-lines of family, sexuality, and race. For instance, the birth of rock coincided with the Civil Rights movement and brought "race music" into many white homes for the first time. Elvis freely credited blacks with originating the music he sang and some of the great early rockers were African American, most notably, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. In addition, rock celebrated romance and sex, rattled the reticent by pushing sexuality into the public arena, and mocked deferred gratification and the obsession with work of men in gray flannel suits. And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others. Altschuler includes vivid biographical sketches of the great rock 'n rollers, including Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly--plus their white-bread doppelgangers such as Pat Boone.

Rock 'n roll seemed to be everywhere during the decade, exhilarating, influential, and an outrage to those Americans intent on wishing away all forms of dissent and conflict. As vibrant as the music itself, All Shook Up reveals how rock 'n roll challenged and changed American culture and laid the foundation for the social upheaval of the sixties. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 12/09/2004
International: No



List Price: $19.99
Used  Currently Sold Out
New $13.99
New
Save $6.00 (30%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Brand New
Order this book in the next 16 hours and 9 minutes and it ships by Noon CT tomorrow!
Marketplace sellers starting at $5.00

36 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for All Shook Up : How Rock n Roll Changed America
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (36)  |  New (10)  |  Like New (4)  |  Very Good (4)  |  Good (17)  |  Acceptable (1)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$9.83
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
spellbound PA
McKeesport, PA
Seller Rating: 4.82
2004-12-09 Paperback Fine 0195177495 LIKE NEW/UNREAD! ! ! Text is Clean and Unmarked! --Be Sure to Compare Seller Feedback and Ratings before Purchasing--Has a small black line on edge of pages. Tr ...show moreacking is not available for orders shipped outside of the United States. If you would like to track your domestic order please be sure to select the Priority/Expedited Shipping option. ...show less
$17.76
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
LaCelle Books
Camden, NY
Seller Rating: 4.56
ABSOLUTELY BRAND NEW! Ships out within 24 hours! International and expedited shipping available.
$18.80
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
Vitalbooks PA
Southampton, PA
Seller Rating: 4.31
PAPERBACK Fine 0195177495 Publisher Overstock. ! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.
Page:   1  
Close
Close
Close