A Social History of Early Rock 'n' Roll in Germany: Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69 (Paperback)Julia Sneeringer (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Sneeringer adds to the ever-expanding scholarship around popular culture, rock 'n' roll, youth, and urban spaces. Her case study, as well as her efforts to explore discussions tied to music, delinquency, gender, and sexuality offers those intrigued by the work of scholars like Leif Jerram an important look into daily life throughout this period. The author's use of sources beyond government documents and traditional newspapers diversifies the story line and adds alternative perspectives. * Journal of Modern History *
We've known for a very long time that Hamburg -- and St. Pauli in particular -- was a crucible of rock 'n' roll vitality during the 1960s, both as an engine of West German youth culture and as a conduit for transnational influences from Liverpool, the United States, and elsewhere. But only now, with Julia Sneeringer's brilliantly executed social history, do we have full chapter and verse. * Geoff Eley, Distinguished Professor of Contemporary History, University of Michigan, USA *
This riveting social history is also a sonic biography of Hamburg's St. Pauli district, nerve center of early rock & roll in West Germany. Sneeringer's lively prose brings the rollicking scene to life: its labor, fandom, commerce, community, sex, and especially its music. Made me feel like I was there (and made me wish I had been). * Joy H. Calico, Professor of Musicology, Vanderbilt University, USA *
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