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By Diane Pecknold,Kristine M. McCusker

Country track boasts an extended culture of wealthy, contradictory gender dynamics, making a global the place Kitty Wells may play the demure housewife and the honky-tonk angel at the same time, Dolly Parton may perhaps circulation from traditionalist �girl singer� to outspoken trans rights recommend, and present radio playlists can trade among the reckless masculinity of bro-country and the adolescent girlishness of Taylor Swift.

In this follow-up quantity to A Boy Named Sue, many of the major authors within the box of nation track reports reexamine where of gender in kingdom song, contemplating the methods kingdom artists and listeners have negotiated gender and sexuality via their track and the way gender has formed the best way that track is made and heard. as well as laying off new mild on such legends as Wells, Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Charley delight, it lines newer shifts in gender politics in the course of the performances of such modern luminaries as rapid, Gretchen Wilson, and Blake Shelton. The ebook additionally explores the intersections of gender, race, classification, and nationality in a bunch of much less anticipated contexts, together with the prisons of WWII-era Texas, the place the participants of the Goree All-Girl String Band turned the unlikeliest of radio stars; the studios and workplaces of Plantation files, the place Jeannie C. Riley and Linda Martell challenged the social hierarchies of a altering South within the Nineteen Sixties; and the burgeoning towns of present-day Brazil, the place �college kingdom� has turn into a method of negotiating masculinity in an age of monetary and social instability.

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