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The Resource Nine choices : Johnny Cash and American culture, Jonathan Silverman

Nine choices : Johnny Cash and American culture, Jonathan Silverman

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Nine choices : Johnny Cash and American culture
Title
Nine choices
Title remainder
Johnny Cash and American culture
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Silverman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work is a cultural biography of a self-made American icon. For much of his career, Johnny Cash opened his shows with the tagline, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." This introduction seemed unnecessary, since everyone in the audience knew who he was, the famous musical artist whose career spanned almost five decades, whose troubled life on and off the stage received wide publicity, and whose cragged face seemed to express a depth and intensity not found in any other artist, living or dead. For Cash, as for many celebrities, renown was the product of both hard work and luck. Often a visionary and always a tireless performer, he was subject to a whirlwind of social, economic, and cultural countercurrents. This book explores the tension between Cash's desire for mainstream success, his personal struggles with alcohol and drugs, and an ever changing cultural landscape that often circumscribed his options. Drawing on interviews, archival research, and textual analysis, the author focuses on Cash's personal and artistic choices as a way of understanding his life, his impact on American culture, and the ways in which that culture in turn shaped him. Cash made decisions about where he would live, what he would play, who would produce his albums, whether he would support the Vietnam War, and even if he would flip his famous "bird", the iconic image of Cash giving the finger which is now plastered on posters and T-shirts everywhere, in the context of cultural forces both visible and opaque. He made other decisions in consultation with a variety of people, many of whom were chiefly concerned with the reaction of his audiences. Less a conventional biography than a study of the making of an identity, the book explores how Johnny Cash sought to define who he was, how he was perceived, and what he signified through a series of self-conscious actions. The result, the author shows, was a life that was often tumultuous but never uninteresting
Cataloging source
CN8ML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Silverman, Jonathan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cash, Johnny
  • Cash, Johnny
  • Cash, Johnny
  • Cash, Johnny
  • Country musicians
  • MUSIC
  • Country musicians
  • United States
  • Countrymusiker
Label
Nine choices : Johnny Cash and American culture, Jonathan Silverman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613760437
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cash chooses Memphis -- Cash chooses Columbia -- Cash chooses prison -- Cash chooses June Carter -- Cash chooses (not to choose) Vietnam -- Cash chooses television -- Cash chooses his faith -- Cash chooses Rick Rubin -- Cash chooses Sotheby's
Control code
ocn794700497
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700497
Label
Nine choices : Johnny Cash and American culture, Jonathan Silverman
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613760437
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cash chooses Memphis -- Cash chooses Columbia -- Cash chooses prison -- Cash chooses June Carter -- Cash chooses (not to choose) Vietnam -- Cash chooses television -- Cash chooses his faith -- Cash chooses Rick Rubin -- Cash chooses Sotheby's
Control code
ocn794700497
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700497

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