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Published: 07 May 2013

304 Pages | 40 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195384864

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The Republic of Rock

Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture

Michael J. Kramer

  • Focuses on the deep context of musical reception using a wide range of multimedia sources and connects it to democratic citizenship.
  • Draws on new archival evidence and interviews, telling new stories that have been silenced by the typical, clichéd tale of rock in the sixties.
  • Transnational study that connects US popular culture to military in Vietnam and then to Vietnamese.
  • Author was music editor for New York, and has written about music, culture, and history for Salon, Sonicnet, Newsday,, Jazziz, First of the Month, The Point, and other outlets.