Popular Is Not Enough: The Political Voice Of Joan Baez

A Case Study In The Biographical Method



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Popular Is Not Enough: The Political Voice Of Joan Baez
A Case Study In The Biographical Method
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Markus Jaeger explores the coalescence of Joan Baez's work as a singer and songwriter with her endeavors as a political activist throughout the last sixty years. He illustrates an American popular singer's significance as a political activist—for her audiences and for her opponents as well as for those victims of politically organized violence who have profited from her work. Mingling popular culture with political activism can be a helpful means to achieve non-violent societal progress: Joan Baez’s work offers an excellent example for this hypothesis. Revised and updated edition, with an additional chapter on Joan Baez’s artistic and political endeavours in the 2010s.
The author

About the author

Markus Jaeger studied English and American Studies and Political Science at the University of Innsbruck. He holds a PhD in American Literature and Culture and is currently working as a librarian, novelist, critic, and poet. His novel “Helden für immer” was nominated for the 2019 DeLiA literary award.
Reviews

Reviews

"Yes, it is about Joan Baez but it is also very much an academic book that seeks to prove that the singer’s artistic endeavours are matched by genuine political and social influence. Whilst, like me, you might be reasonably conversant with her early years, what this book demonstrates is that Baez has been politically active throughout her life, all over the world, right up to the debacle of the Trump ‘government’. […] if you want to know what people thought of Baez’s presence and her wider impact channeled through her art – then there’s a lot to read here."—Gordon Sharpe, Americana UK, 09.02.2021
Additional Information

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Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Number of pages 260
Language English
Publication date Mar 16, 2021
Weight (kg) 0.3400
ISBN-13 9783838215563