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Read and Download Catherine Strong book Death and the Rock Star in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDeath and the Rock Star. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 222 pages. Book excerpt: The untimely deaths of Amy Winehouse (2011) and Whitney Houston (2012), and the ’resurrection’ of Tupac Shakur for a performance at the Coachella music festival in April 2012, have focused the media spotlight on the relationship between popular music, fame and death. If the phrase ’sex, drugs and rock’n’roll’ ever qualified a lifestyle, it has left many casualties in its wake, and with the ranks of dead musicians growing over time, so the types of death involved and the reactions to them have diversified. Conversely, as many artists who fronted the rock’n’roll revolution of the 1950s and 1960s continue to age, the idea of dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse (which gave rise, for instance, to the myth of the ’27 Club’) no longer carries the same resonance that it once might have done. This edited collection explores the reception of dead rock stars, ’rock’ being taken in the widest sense as the artists discussed belong to the genres of rock’n’roll (Elvis Presley), disco (Donna Summer), pop and pop-rock (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse), punk and post-punk (GG Allin, Ian Curtis), rap (Tupac Shakur), folk (the Dutchman André Hazes) and ’world’ music (Fela Kuti). When music artists die, their fellow musicians, producers, fans and the media react differently, and this book brings together their intertwining modalities of reception. The commercial impact of death on record sales, copyrights, and print media is considered, and the different justifications by living artists for being involved with the dead, through covers, sampling and tributes. The cultural representation of dead singers is investigated through obituaries, biographies and biopics, observing that posthumous fame provides coping mechanisms for fans, and consumers of popular culture more generally, to deal with the knowledge of their own mortality. Examining the contrasting ways in which male and female dead singers are portrayed in the media, the book

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Read and Download Kevin J.H. Dettmar book Is Rock Dead? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIs Rock Dead?. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song "The Death of Rock and Roll" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience. Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both within the discourse of popular music and American culture. If rock is dead, when did it die? Who killed it? Why do rock journalists lament its passing? Has its academic acceptance stabbed it in the back or resuscitated an otherwise lifeless corpse? Why is rock music the music that conservatives love to hate? On the other side of the coin, how have rock's biggest fans helped nail shut the coffin? Does rock feed on its own death-and-rebirth? Finally, what signs of life are there showing that rock, in fact, is surviving? Is Rock Dead? will appeal to all those who take seriously the notion that rock is a serious musical form. It will appeal to students of popular music and culture, and all those who have ever spun a 45, cranked up the radio, or strummed an air guitar.

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Read and Download Dr Catherine Strong book Death and the Rock Star in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDeath and the Rock Star. This book was released on 2015-10-28 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: This edited collection explores the reception of dead rock stars, ‘rock’ being taken in the widest sense. When music artists die, their fellow musicians, producers, fans and the media react differently, and this book brings together their intertwining modalities of reception. The commercial impact of death on record sales, copyrights, and print media is considered, and the different justifications by living artists for being involved with the dead, through covers, sampling and tributes. The cultural representation of dead singers is investigated through obituaries, biographies and biopics. The book discusses the gendering of death and posthumous prestige, and the enduring appeal of the notion of ‘tragedy’ in popular music culture.

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ISBN 13: 1317080734
Total Pages : 204 pages
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Read and Download Abigail Gardner book PJ Harvey and Music Video Performance in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPJ Harvey and Music Video Performance. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 204 pages. Book excerpt: PJ Harvey’s performances are premised on the core contention that she is somehow causing ’trouble’. Just how this trouble can be theorised within the context of the music video and what it means for a development of the ways we might conceptualise ’disruption’ and think about music video lies at the heart of this book. Abigail Gardner mixes feminist theory and critical models from film and video scholarship as a rich means of interrogating Harvey’s work and redefining her disruptive strategies. The book presents a rethinking of the masquerade that allies it to cultural memory, precipitated by Gardner’s claim that Harvey’s performances are conversations with the past, specifically with visualised memories of archetypes of femininity. Harvey’s masquerades emerge from her conversations and renegotiations with both national and transatlantic musical, visual and lyrical heritages. It is the first academic book to present analysis of Harvey’s music videos and opens up fresh avenues into exploring what is at stake in the video work of one of Britain’s premier singer-songwriters. It extends the discussion on music video to consider how to make sense of the rapidly developing digital environment in which it now sits. The interdisciplinary nature of the book should attract readers from a range of subject areas including popular music studies, cultural studies, media and communication studies, and gender studies.

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ISBN 13: 9780820463650
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ISBN 13: 0195045157
Total Pages : 521 pages
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Read and Download Michael C. Kearl book Endings in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEndings. This book was released on 1989 with total page 521 pages. Book excerpt: Arguing that death is the central force shaping our social life and order, the author draws on a wide variety of disciplines to provide a broad sociological perspective on the interrelationships of life and death.

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Read and Download Joy Renkins book The Truth Behind 'The 27 Club': Famous People Who Died at 27 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Truth Behind 'The 27 Club': Famous People Who Died at 27. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page pages. Book excerpt: If you have never heard of 'The 27 Club', then I will quickly fill you in. It has been noted that a select group of musicians have all met untimely deaths at the age of 27 (the most recent of these being the late Amy Winehouse). So does the number 27 have any mystical significance in this? Or can the whole idea of 'The 27 Club' be put down to pure chance? Well, no-one can say for sure whether there is any real meaning to the number 27, least of all those who have been unfortunate enough to die at this tender age. You could also ask if there are any supernatural links to the number 7; after all, this has long been viewed by many people as a 'lucky' number... But looking at 'The 27 Club' in a logical way may help you to draw your own conclusions. Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain may all have died at the aforementioned age, but a great many other equally talented musicians have died at either side of this 'spooky' number.

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ISBN 13: 1615954198
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Mitchell Scott Lewis book Death in the 12th House: Where Neptune Rules in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDeath in the 12th House: Where Neptune Rules. This book was released on 2012-09-30 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: "Astrologically inclined cozy fans will find a lot to like."—Publishers Weekly Someone is bumping off rock's wrinkled royalty. The latest victim? Freddie Finger, 63-year-old lead singer for Rocket Fire. Seeking answers, Freddie's daughter, movie actress Vivian Younger, retains astrologer detective David Lowell to help catch her father's killer. Freddie wasn't well liked, and Lowell has plenty of suspects. Among them are Freddie's ex-wives, who seem more intent on killing each other than anyone else. And his disgruntled band members, angry because Freddie's solo career was threatening the band's future. Then there is his greedy manager, busy promoting the death of a rock star. Or could his killer have been the musician whose career Freddie sabotaged many years ago? With the help of his red-haired assistant Sarah, master hacker and psychic Mort, and his driver and bodyguard Andy, Lowell sifts through the birth charts of the characters and follows the clues to a surprising ending.

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ISBN 13: 1317159608
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Read and Download Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou book Coping, Personality and the Workplace in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCoping, Personality and the Workplace. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 350 pages. Book excerpt: How an individual responds to crises and critical incidents at work, both immediately and subsequent to the event, is heavily influenced both by personality characteristics and their use of coping strategies. These can, in turn, be affected by levels of education, gender and even the profession within which the individual is working. Coping, Personality and the Workplace offers theory, research and practice on our ability to cope with dangerous situations, critical incidents or other work crises. The chapters include perspectives on social and health habits and risks; gender and age differences as well as a range of different sources of threat: financial, psychological and physical; those within and outside the individual’s control; immediate and chronic. For organizations, this collection provides help and advice to build into employee safety and support programmes; for policy makers, a sense of the emerging sources of risk related to occupational health and for researchers, an anthology of original applied research from some of the leading authors in three continents.

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ISBN 13: 1468303562
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ISBN 13: 1409428419
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Read and Download Ros Jennings book 'Rock On' in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book T'Rock On'. This book was released on 2012 with total page 174 pages. Book excerpt: For female pop stars, whose star bodies and star performances are undisputedly the objects of a sexualized external gaze, the process of ageing in public poses particular challenges. This title focuses on British and Latina women performers and ageing. It investigates the cultural work performed by artists such as Madonna, Celia Cruz, and more.

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Read and Download Karen Michelle Nutt book Two Worlds Collided in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTwo Worlds Collided. This book was released on 2016-11-16 with total page 254 pages. Book excerpt: Evie Reid, on a whim, agrees to travel back in time to 1997 to change bad boy Bellamy Lovel's path of destruction. She's smart with a college degree, but she's still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy's smiles and enthusiasm on the stage, he's destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room unless she can change his path. Bellamy isn't keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However, there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.

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Read and Download Clifton D. Bryant book Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEncyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience. This book was released on 2009-07-15 with total page 1160 pages. Book excerpt: Death and dying and death-related behavior involve the causes of death and the nature of the actions and emotions surrounding death among the living. Interest in the varied dimensions of death and dying has led to the development of death studies that move beyond medical research to include behavioral science disciplines and practitioner-oriented fields. As a result of this interdisciplinary interest, the literature in the field has proliferated. This two-volume resource addresses the traditional death and dying–related topics but also presents a unique focus on the human experience to create a new dimension to the study of death and dying. With more than 300 entries, the Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience includes the complex cultural beliefs and traditions and the institutionalized social rituals that surround dying and death, as well as the array of emotional responses relating to bereavement, grieving, and mourning. The Encyclopedia is enriched through important multidisciplinary contributions and perspectives as it arranges, organizes, defines, and clarifies a comprehensive list of death-related perspectives, concepts, and theories. Key Features Imparts significant insight into the process of dying and the phenomenon of death Includes contributors from Asia,; Africa; Australia; Canada; China; eastern, southern, and western Europe; Iceland; Scandinavia; South America; and the United States who offer important interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives Provides a special focus on the cultural artifacts and social institutions and practices that constitute the human experience Addresses death-related terms and concepts such as angel makers, equivocal death, end-of-life decision making, near-death experiences, cemeteries, ghost photography, halo nurses, caregiver stress, cyberfunerals, global religious beliefs and traditions, and death denial Presents a selective use of figures, tables, and images Key Themes Arts, Media, and Popular Culture Perspectives Causes of Death Conceptualization of Death, Dying, and the Human Experience Coping With Loss and Grief: The Human Experience Cross-Cultural Perspectives Cultural-Determined, Social-Oriented, and Violent Forms of Death Developmental and Demographic Perspectives Funerals and Death-Related Activities Legal Matters Process of DyingSymbolic Rituals, Ceremonies, and Celebrations of Life Theories and Concepts Unworldly Entities and Events With an array of topics that include traditional subjects and important emerging ideas, the Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience is the ultimate resource for students, researchers, academics, and others interested in this intriguing area of study.

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ISBN 13: 1604770627
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