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Author Clover, Joshua.
Title 1989 : Bob Dylan didn't have this to sing about / Joshua Clover.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2009]
©2009

Subject Popular music -- 1981-1990 -- History and criticism.
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Electronic dance music -- History and criticism.
Grunge music -- History and criticism.
Nineteen eighty-nine, A.D.
Add Title Nineteen eighty-nine
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 187 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Bourgeois and the Boulevard -- The Second Summer of Love -- Negative Creep -- The Billboard Consensus -- The Image-Event and the Blind Spot.
Summary In a tour de force of lyrical theory, Joshua Clover boldly reimagines how we understand both pop music and its social context in a vibrant exploration of a year famously described as "the end of history." Amid the historic overturnings of 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, pop music also experienced striking changes. Vividly conjuring cultural sensations and events, Clover tracks the emergence of seemingly disconnected phenomena--from grunge to acid house to gangsta rap--asking if "perhaps pop had been biding its time until 1989 came along to make sense of its sensibility."
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520944640 (electronic bk.)
052094464X (electronic bk.)
1282772635
9781282772632
9780520267879
0520267877
9780520252554 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520252551 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780520267879
OCLC # 497190777
Additional Format Print version: Clover, Joshua. 1989. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009 9780520252554 (DLC) 2009018653 (OCoLC)317461816