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Disco and the Remaking of American Culture

Alice Echols (Author)

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"Remarkable. . . . Carried along by prose that is as sleek and slinky as its subject."—Christine Stansell, University of Chicago

Alice Echols reveals the ways in which disco transformed popular music, propelling it into new sonic territory and influencing rap, techno, and trance. She probes the complex relationship between disco and the era's major movements: gay liberation, feminism, and African American rights. You won't say "disco sucks" as disco thumps back to life in this pulsating look at the culture and politics that gave rise to the music.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33891-1
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 338 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Expertly rendered, wide-ranging history of one of pop's most exciting social and musical movements.” — Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times

“Echols aims for—and thoroughly achieves—a range of higher cultural insights. . . . Revelatory.” — Publishers Weekly

“A well-researched, culturally sensitive time capsule.” — Kirkus Reviews

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