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    • Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music

    • By: Leigh H. Edwards
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Dolly Parton is instantly recognizable for her iconic style and persona, but how did she create her enduring image? Dolly crafted her exaggerated appearance and stage personality by combining two opposing stereotypes - the innocent mountain girl and the voluptuous sex symbol. By developing a multilayered image and persona, Dolly both critiques representations of femininity in country music and attracts a diverse fan base ranging from country and pop music fans to feminists and gay rights advocates. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Tour de Force in Gender Studies

    • By Nephi Ferguson on 11-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Johnny Cash and the Paradox of American Identity

    • By: Leigh H. Edwards
    • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Throughout his career, Johnny Cash was depicted - and depicted himself - as a walking contradiction: social protestor and establishment patriot, drugged wildman and devout Christian crusader, rebel outlaw hillbilly thug and elder statesman. Leigh H. Edwards explores the allure of this paradoxical image and its cultural significance. She argues that Cash embodied irresolvable contradictions of American identity that reflect foundational issues in the American experience.

    Regular price: $25.00