This dissertation examines the convergence of music and politics during a time of great upheaval in politics and culture in the United States. The chronological boundaries of this study represent the traditional periodization of McCarthyism, and it is the anxieties, repressions, and subversions of McCarthyism that inform the cultural context of this project. Melding musical analysis with theoretical methodologies adopted from Performance Studies, the project argues for McCarthyism to be seen as a framework for understanding a broad range of musical production.I hesitate to read sexual dynamics into her music, as intensely mediated it was by so many commercial forces. But consider, briefly, aquot;Doggie in the Window, aquot; released in April of 1953 and the the subject of so much opprobrium. aquot;Doggie, aquot; writtenanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Age of Anxiety: Music, Politics, and McCarthyism, 1948--1954|
|Author||:||Philip Max Gentry|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|