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Author Marcic, Dorothy.

Title Respect : women and popular music / Dorothy Marcic.

Published New York : Texere, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  781.64082 MARC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 259 pages; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Movement 1 Invisible, Dependent, and Sexy -- Verse 1 1900-1929 "I'll Cook and Pay the Rent so Long as He Stays With Me" 3 -- Verse 2 1930-1939 "Innocent Sexpot Betty Boop and the Songs of the Depression" 25 -- Movement 2 Budding Strength Crushed Into Compliance -- Verse 3 1940-1949 "Patriotic and Powerful" 43 -- Verse 4 1950-Mid-1960s "Rigid Gender Roles and Blissful Compliance" 56 -- Movement 3 Johnny, I'll Get Angry -- Verse 5 1960s "You Don't Own Me" 103 -- Verse 6 1970s "I Will Survive" 129 -- Verse 7 1980s "What's Love Got to Do with It?" 158 -- Movement 4 Stand by Yourself -- Verse 8 1990s "Strength and Sense of Self" 179.
Summary An entertaining and unique look at the role of women in 20th century America through well-known songs. Dorothy Marcic has created a fascinating and original story chronicling the development of women. Using the country's Top 40 hits with archetypes, lyrics, and personal stories from 1900 through 2000, she shows how in the early part of the century song lyrics resonated with women's dependency and compliant natures; echoed their eventual rebellion in the late 1960s; and mirrored their development as mature, independent persons in the '90s. Although Marcic gives a strong nod to many of this century's influential women (including Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, Lillian Gilbreth, Estee Lauder, Barbara Walters, Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher, Andrea Jung, and Vera Wang), she emphasizes that most songs did not celebrate their unusual success, but instead highlighted the traumas for the majority of women. A wonderful opportunity to revisit this country's most popular songs and to develop a new understanding of women and their issues throughout the past century.
Subject Feminism and music.
Women musicians.
Popular music -- Social aspects.
ISBN 1587990830