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The Rolling Stones Sociological Perspectives
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June 2013 • $75.00 • (£44.95)
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Pages: 256
Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Edited by Helmut Staubmann
Contributions by Andrea Baker; Matteo Bortolini; Andrea Cossu; Marlie Centawer; Daniel M. Downes; June Madeley; Jason T. Eastman; Barry J. Faulk; Andre Millard; Michael Skladany and Peter Smith
 
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Lexington Books
The Rolling Stones: Sociological Perspectives, edited by Helmut Staubmann, draws from a broad spectrum of sociological perspectives to contribute both to the understanding of the phenomenon Rolling Stones and to an in-depth analysis of contemporary society and culture that takes The Stones a starting point. Contributors approach The Rolling Stones from a range of social science perspectives including cultural studies, communication and film studies, gender studies, and the sociology of popular music. The essays in this volume focus on the question of how the worldwide success of The Rolling Stones over the course of more than half a century reflects society and the transformation of popular culture.
Helmut Staubmann is Professor for Social Theory and Cultural Sociology and Dean of the School of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research focuses on questions of aesthetics and society.
Intro: The Rolling Stones in Sociological Perspectives
By Helmut Staubmann
Part I: The Group
1. The Spider and the Fly: Authenticity, Dualism, and The Rolling Stones
By Andrea Cossu and Matteo Bortolini
Part II: (Counter-)Cultures – Music Scenes
2. The Anti-Beatles: The Beatles versus Stones Debate during the “British Invasion”
By Andre Millard
3. Exile on Main Street and the End of the Counterculture
By Barry J. Faulk
Part III: Movies
4. Sympathy for the Circus: The Rolling Stones, Documentary Film and the Construction of Authenticity
By Daniel M. Downes and June Madeley
5. “My Name is Called Disturbance”: Jagger, Performance, and the Spectacle of Excess
By Marlie Centawer
6. Gimme Shelter Revisited: Deconstructing Myths from 1969 and Altamont
By Michael Skladany
Part IV: Sexuality/Gender
7. Satisfaction: Sex and The Rolling Stones’ Personas, Performances, and Fan Reactions
By Andrea Baker
8. The Hegemonic Masculinity of The Rolling Stones and Where They Came to Rest
By Jason T. Eastman
Part V: In Concert
9. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World: Reflections of the Rolling Stones in Concert
By Peter Smith
References
About the Authors
Keith Richards once told me that rock 'n' roll can only be appreciated below the neck. He may have had a point. But after 50 years of shaping our culture's attitudes—toward sex, fashion, art, politics and business—the Stones have clearly traversed beyond the visceral. They deserve to be intellectually interrogated by a bunch of sociologists—as they are in this eye-opening book.
Bill German, author of UNDER THEIR THUMB: HOW A NICE BOY FROM BROOKLYN GOT MIXED UP WITH THE ROLLING STONES (AND LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT)


Staubmann’s book is a choral sociological study tuned to let the reader immerse and enjoy the variety of aesthetic nuances of the venerated social artifact constituted by Rolling Stones’ music creation and their performance innovations.

Antonio Strati, University of Trento, Italy


 
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