ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America. Glenn C. Altschuler, Author. Oxford Univ. $26 (p) ISBN As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide.

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As Rock mutated it would serve the rebellious undercurrent of 50s and 60s teens and blend with the Civil Rights movement, anti-war movement A fairly strong critique of the cultural influence of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

To the degree that this serves as a sincere manifesto for the music, and in a culture that in seems characterized by moral anarchy, one has to wonder whether we should altchuler happy about the long-term results.

America in White, Black, and Gray: Rock and roll was started a rebellion in teens and most of these actions were blamed on African When Glenn C.

To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. As vibrant as the music itself, All Shook Up reveals how rock ‘n roll challenged and changed American culture and laid the foundation for the social upheaval of the sixties. It was very interesting to see how rock ‘n’ roll tied in and provoked changes that were occuring in the ‘s. Music was a social lubricant and a personal identifier in many cases, but was not the catalyst for the social changes the US experienced in the s.

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I really enjoyed this book. He sees rock as “a metaphor for integration,” as the focal point for anxiety that cultural life in the U.


Contents Rock n Roll and Race. Academic Alp to main content. My library Help Advanced Book Search. A good example to demonstrate his style is: This was a fairly interesting book about rock and roll throughout the 50s. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Other books in the series. Sign In Forgot password?

S… on Jean-Paul Sartre: Brandishing the chops of a loving fan and a scrupulous historian, Altschuler nimbly tracks the rock-propelled revolutions in manners and morality that first rumbled forth from the s, a decade that seems ever more the epoch of Elvis not Eisenhower.

America in TV Guide. I enjoy the music from the 70s through today, but there is just something special about the music from the s especially. This was all an attempt to convince the older generation that rock ‘n’ roll was not as sexually-charged as they believed. The following items were successfully added.

ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America

Oct 13, Lori rated it it was amazing. McCarthyism and anti-communism changed labor unions and politics.

Page 11 – Through disc jockeys, kids get to know colored and other musicians; they frequent places the radio oracles plug, which is done with design Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Altschuleg are strong statements about the life-affirming power of art. It was banned from some public venues and cities because of the violence and general animality of teenage behavior after rock concerts.

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While All Shook Up provides a brief exploration of the history of rock ‘n’ roll, it is certainly not atlschuler all inclusive history of the subject. What Altschuler focuses on are the institutions and personalities in that second group I mentioned a couple of paragraphs ago — those various elders.


All Shook Up looked closely at the generational divide that existed during this era. It is another item on the list that made the s such a significant decade. Altschuler does not really present sshook revelations about the sociological implications of rock’n’roll, but he does provide a valuable service in bringing various theories and historical observations and analysis together in one concise, easy-to-read volume.

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All Shook Up

The New Southern Sll. I thought the highlights of this book were Altschuler’s chapters on “Race” and “Sexuality. Richard Aquila; Glenn C. The subtitle of how this genre changed America is an unfulfilled expectation.

About Jim Booth Novelist, college professor, rock musician – are we getting the band back together? A handy overview of an era, but not too exciting. He writes not only of the rock ‘n’ uo music, but also the problems that America faced with it. In addition, rock celebrated romance and sex, rattled the reticent by pushing sexuality into the public arena, and mocked deferred gratification and the obsession with work of men in gray flannel suits.

Altschuler shows, in particular, how altscguler “switchblade beat” opened up wide fissures in American society along the fault-lines of family, sexuality, and race. If you have not already read a lot glnn rock history, then perhaps Mr.

Pivotal Moments in American History. I also love music. Pivotal moments in American history. And therein lies the next part of the tale. Also offers insight into the often complicated racial and legal issues surrounding rock ‘n’ roll in the s. Choose your country or region Close.