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Pop Music, Culture and Identity

Canadian Music and American Culture

Get Away From Me

Editors: Connolly, Tristanne, Iino, Tomoyuki (Eds.)

  • Offers a unique set of case studies of Canadian recording artists, focusing on the ways in which their music sets Canadian identity against the culture and politics of the United States
  • Covers a wide range of musical genres, from folk to experimental electronic music
  • Assembles a variety of voices to represent Canadian pop music from the inside and the outside
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About this book

This collection explores Canadian music’s commentaries on American culture. ‘American Woman, get away from me!’ - one of the most resonant musical statements to come out of Canada - is a cry of love and hate for its neighbour. Canada’s close, inescapable entanglement with the superpower to the south provides a unique yet representative case study of the benefits and detriments of the global American culture machine. Literature scholars apply textual and cultural analysis to a selection of Anglo-Canadian music – from Joni Mitchell to Peaches, via such artists as Neil Young, Rush, and the Tragically Hip – to explore the generic borrowings and social criticism, the desires and failures of Canada’s musical relationship with the USA. This innovative volume will appeal to those interested in Music, Canadian Studies, and American Studies.

About the authors

Tristanne Connolly is Associate Professor in the English Department at St Jerome's University in the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research specialty is British Romanticism, particularly William Blake. She has edited several essay collections on literature and cultural studies, is a poetry editor for The New Quarterly: Canadian Writers and Writing, and co-organizes the Canada Council-supported visiting writers series at St Jerome’s.  Tomoyuki Iino is Professor in the Department of English Literature at Sophia University, Tokyo. His research areas are American literature and American music. A longtime string instrument player, he has translated Amiri Baraka's Blues People and edited the essay collection on the blues music Trapped in Blues. He also wrote supplementary booklets on Simon & Garfunkel and on Bob Dylan for NHK's radio broadcasts.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: ‘Get Away From Me’: Anglo-Canadian Music and the Globalization of American Culture

    Connolly, Tristanne

    Pages 1-25

  • ‘Something’s Lost but Something’s Gained’: Joni Mitchell and Postcolonial Lyric

    Clark, Steve

    Pages 27-46

  • The View from Outside: The Band Sing America

    Goossen, Theodore

    Pages 47-60

  • Neil Young: Some Complexities in His Songs

    Tomiyama, Hidetoshi

    Pages 61-76

  • ‘The Usual Panic in Red, White and Blue’: Bruce Cockburn’s America

    Hutchings, Kevin

    Pages 77-96

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50023-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50022-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Canadian Music and American Culture
Book Subtitle
Get Away From Me
Editors
  • Tristanne Connolly
  • Tomoyuki Iino
Series Title
Pop Music, Culture and Identity
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50023-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50023-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50022-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 297
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