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by Robert Cantwell




Demonstrating the intimate connections among our public, political, and personal lives, these essays by Robert Cantwell explore the vernacular culture of everyday life. A keen and innovative observer of American culture, Cantwell casts a broad and penetrating intelligence over the cultural functioning of popular texts, artifacts, and performers, examining how cultural practices become performances and how performances become artifacts endowed with new meaning through the transformative acts of imagination. Cantwell's points of departure range from the visual and the literary--a photograph of Woody Guthrie, or a poem by John Keats--to major cultural exhibitions such as the World's Columbian Exposition. In all these domains, he unravels the implications for community and cultural life of a continual migration, transformation, and reformulation of cultural content.
Download If Beale Street Could Talk: Music, Community, Culture epub
ISBN: 0252033620
ISBN13: 978-0252033629
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Robert Cantwell
Language: English
Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 1st edition (October 8, 2008)
Pages: 312 pages
ePUB size: 1312 kb
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