- About the book
DetailsMarkus 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 authorMarkus 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"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
"So ist ein unschätzbar wichtiges Werk entstanden, das frische Einblicke in ihr Leben und ihre Karriere während 60 Jahren USA- und Weltgeschichte gewährt. Es soll ja Dylan-Fans geben, die mit dem Aktivismus von Baez auf Kriegsfuß stehen. Gerade jenen sei dieses Buch empfohlen. […] Hier also die spannende Geschichte einer dezidiert politisch-aktivistischen Musikerin. Respekt vor Joan Baez, Respekt aber auch vor dem Autor, diese Geschichte endlich aufgeschrieben zu haben."—Thomas Waldherr, cowboyband.blog, 10.04.2021
- Additional Information
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