Wrong's What I Do Best: Hard Country Music and Contemporary Culture

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This is the first study of "hard" country music as well as the first comprehensive application of contemporary cultural theory to country music. Barbara Ching begins by defining the features that make certain country songs and artists "hard." She compares hard country music to "high" American culture, arguing that hard country deliberately focuses on its low position in the American cultural hierarchy, comically singing of failures to live up to American standards of affluence, while mainstream country music focuses on ...

Wrong's What I Do Best: Hard Country Music and Contemporary Culture 2003, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195169423

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Wrong's What I Do Best: Hard Country Music and Contemporary Culture 2001, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195108354

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