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Cool Town : : how Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture

Hale, Grace Elizabeth. Book - 2020 781.66 Ha 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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Includes index.
The Factory -- The art school -- Barber Street -- Tasty World -- Local color -- New town.
"In Cool Town, Grace Elizabeth Hale examines the town's flourishing as a Southern alternative culture mecca, emerging out of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and early 1970s to become home for a set of artistic, social, and political alternatives to northern liberalism or urban punk on the left and Sunbelt Republicanism on the right. In this moment of cultural flourishing, Hale argues, a generation of young white southerners could not or did not see themselves fleeing the region, but also did not fit the cultural or political options available at home. So they blended a DIY ethos, local traditions, and musical and other influences from outside to create their own thing-the "Athens scene"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: 371 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781469654874

SUBJECTS
Alternative rock music -- History -- Athens -- 20th century.
Alternative rock music -- Athens -- History and criticism.
Bohemianism -- Athens -- History -- 20th century.
Youth, White -- Athens -- History -- 20th century.
Nineteen eighties.