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The Resource Then sings my soul : the culture of southern gospel music, Douglas Harrison

Then sings my soul : the culture of southern gospel music, Douglas Harrison

Label
Then sings my soul : the culture of southern gospel music
Title
Then sings my soul
Title remainder
the culture of southern gospel music
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Harrison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this ambitious book on southern gospel music, Douglas Harrison reexamines the music's historical emergence and its function as a modern cultural phenomenon. Rather than seeing the music as a single rhetoric focusing on the afterlife as compensation for worldly sacrifice, Harrison presents southern gospel as a network of interconnected messages that evangelical Christians use to make individual sense of both Protestant theological doctrines and their own lived experiences. Harrison explores how listeners and consumers of southern gospel integrate its lyrics and music into their own religious experience, building up individual--and potentially subversive--meanings beneath a surface of evangelical consensus. Reassessing the contributions of such figures as Aldine Kieffer, James D. Vaughan, and Bill and Gloria Gaither, Then Sings My Soul traces an alternative history of southern gospel in the twentieth century, one that emphasizes the music's interaction with broader shifts in American life beyond the narrow confines of southern gospel's borders. Harrison's discussion includes the "gay-gospel paradox"--The experience of non-heterosexuals in gospel music--as emblematic of fundamentalism's conflict with the postmodern world [Publisher description]
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrison, Douglas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gospel music
  • Popular culture
  • MUSIC
  • RELIGION
  • Gospel music
  • Popular culture
  • Southern States
Label
Then sings my soul : the culture of southern gospel music, Douglas Harrison
Instantiates
Publication
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 : A native informant's report from the field -- Glory bumps, or the psychodynamics of the southern gospel experience -- Nostalgia, modernity, and the reconstruction roots of a tradition -- The rise of "southern" gospel music and the compensations of history -- The gaitherization of contemporary southern gospel -- Southern gospel in the key of queer -- Epilogue : the soul's best song -- List of songs referenced -- Appendix : methods and preliminary findings of a survey of attitudes and beliefs about southern gospel music
Control code
ocn826684864
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094095
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 430605
  • 22573/ctt2mxk45
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826684864
Label
Then sings my soul : the culture of southern gospel music, Douglas Harrison
Publication
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 : A native informant's report from the field -- Glory bumps, or the psychodynamics of the southern gospel experience -- Nostalgia, modernity, and the reconstruction roots of a tradition -- The rise of "southern" gospel music and the compensations of history -- The gaitherization of contemporary southern gospel -- Southern gospel in the key of queer -- Epilogue : the soul's best song -- List of songs referenced -- Appendix : methods and preliminary findings of a survey of attitudes and beliefs about southern gospel music
Control code
ocn826684864
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094095
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 430605
  • 22573/ctt2mxk45
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826684864

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