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Wrong's What I Do Best: Hard Country Music And Contemporary Culture
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 ...more
Published July 19th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 2001)
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Okay, so, my best guess on this book is that Barbara Ching had to write a thesis paper. Being interested in what she thinks of as “hard country,” she chose this as her topic and went for it. She came up with all sorts of ways to discuss and explain this crazy hard country music. She spent all kinds of time on it, dotted her “i’s,” crossed her “t’s” and turned the sucker in. Her professor loved it! “Barbara,” he said, “I’m going to pass this on to a publisher friend of mine at Oxford Press. This ...more