Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007.
Book — 222 p. ; 25 cm.
Introduction-- Defining the people's songs: national identity and the origins of the North American folk revival to 1958-- Visions of diversity: cultural pluralism and the 'great boom' of the folk revival, 1958-65-- Folk music and community in 'the village': Greenwich village and Yorkville in the sixties-- The post-revival folk: Canadian dreams and American nightmares in the Late 1960s and 1970s-- Folk since the seventies: diversity and insularity-- Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Selected discography-- Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This work represents the first comparative study of the folk revival movement in Anglophone Canada and the United States and combines this with discussion of the way folk music intersected with, and was structured by, conceptions of national affinity and national identity. Students will find the book useful as an introduction, not only to key themes in the folk revival, but also to concepts in the study of national identity and to topics in American and Canadian cultural history. Academic specialists will encounter an alternative perspective from the more general, broad approach offered by earlier histories of the folk revival movement. (source: Nielsen Book Data)