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Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

 
 
Author
Phil Ford.
Publisher Oxford  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780199939916
Pages/Publication Date 306/2013
Daedalus Item Code 50820
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Hipness has been an indelible part of America's intellectual and cultural landscape since the 1940s. Yet the question "What is hip?" remains a kind of cultural koan, equally intriguing and elusive. The founder and co-host of the Dial "M" for Musicology weblog, music professor Phil Ford explores hipness as a part of the intellectual and cultural history of the United States, and finds that, although hip culture is found in films, novels, poems, essays, jokes, and political manifestos, it is music that remains its primary conveyor. Through Charlie Parker's "Ornithology," Ken Nordine's "Sound Museum," Bob Dylan's "Ballad of a Thin Man," and a range of other illuminating examples, Ford shows why and how music came to be at the center of hipness.
 
 
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