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Dolly Parton, gender, and country music / Leigh H. Edwards.


Leigh H. Edwards explores Partons roles as musician, actor, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur to show how her gender subversion highlights the challenges that can be found even in the most seemingly traditional form of American popular music. As Parton depicts herself as simultaneously "real" and "fake," she offers new perspectives on country music's claims of authenticity.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780253031563
  • ISBN: 0253031567
  • ISBN: 9780253034205
  • ISBN: 0253034205
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 265 pages)
  • Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Dolly mythology -- "Backwoods Barbie": Dolly Parton's gender performance -- My Tennessee mountain home: early Parton and authenticity narratives -- Parton's crossover and film stardom: the "hillbilly Mae West" -- Hungry again: reclaiming country authenticity narratives -- "Digital Dolly" and new media fandoms -- Conclusion: brand evolution and Dollywood.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Parton, Dolly.
Women country musicians > United States.
Musiciennes country > √Čtats-Unis.
MUSIC > Instruction & Study > Voice.
MUSIC > Lyrics.
MUSIC > Printed Music > Vocal.
Parton, Dolly.
Women country musicians.
United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

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