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ERIC Number: ED341109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-3
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
"Shaken Not Stirring": A Case Study of the Political Potential of Rock Music Video.
Novak, Janet
This paper presents an elaboration of the relationship between politics and music video, to discern if the political climate impacts upon the cultural landscape. The paper analyzes in detail Don Henley's "The End of Innocence" because Henley is a prominent political activist and views music as a vehicle for change. The paper also makes use of Henley's own comments about his personal philosophy in the analysis. The paper concludes that the video relies on a strategy of ambiguity, which blurs the political content of the video. The paper maintains that music videos are exemplary texts for critical instruction, since their brevity and richness of detail provide students with the opportunity to experience popular culture, while simultaneously reifying critical categories of analysis. The paper includes 55 endnotes and one appendix containing song lyrics. (Author/SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A