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What will I be: American music and Cold War identity

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Authors and Corporations: Gentry, Philip (Author)
Title: What will I be American music and Cold War identity Philip M. Gentry.
Language: English
New York, NY Oxford University Press 2017
Item Description: 1 online resource ; Includes bibliographical references and index. - Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 17, 2017) ; Zielgruppe - Audience: Specialized
ISBN: 9780190299620, 0190299622
DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190299590.001.0001
In the wake of World War II, the cultural life of the United States underwent a massive transformation. Central to the era was the rise of the concept of identity, and with it a reformulation of the country's political life during the early Cold War. At the same time, a revolution in music was taking place, a tumult of new musical styles and institutions that would lead to everything from the birth of rock and roll to the new downtown experimental music. Together, these two trends came to define the era: a search for new social affinities and modes of self-fashioning, with music providing just the right tool for doing so. 'What Will I Be' follows the development of the concept of identity as it emerged alongside the development of new post-war music making.