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The political world of Bob Dylan [Elektronisk resurs] ; freedom and justice, power and sin / Jeff Taylor, Chad Israelson.

Taylor, Jeff, 1961- (författare)
Israelson, Chad. (författare)
ISBN 978-1-137-47747-7
Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan
Engelska 320 p.
Serie: Critical political theory and radical practice
  • E-bok
Innehållsförteckning Sammanfattning Ämnesord
  • 1. Preface 2. Bob Dylan's Roots and Traditional World 3. Voice of a Generation 4. Freedom and Justice 5. Conversion and Culture 6. Christian Anarchism 7. Dylan and the Jesus People 8. Dylanesque Politics in the Real World 9. Selected Bibliography.
  • This work illuminates, identifies, and characterizes the influences and expressions of Bob Dylan's Political World throughout his life and career. An approach nearly as unique as the singer himself, the authors attempt to remove Dylan from the typical Left/Right paradigm and place him into a broader and deeper context. -- This is a definitive book on the politics of Bob Dylan. It comprehensively investigates Dylan's relationship to the social, political, and religious cultures that acted upon him and to which he reacted. Generally associated with the New Left politics of the 1960s, Dylan's political world view transcends that narrow description. The ideas he has expressed in songs and interviews can be categorized as traditional, populist, and Christian anarchistic. From his youth in Minnesota to the present, Dylan has embodied a political view that supports the underdog, questions those in power, and subscribes to sacred, universal truths. 
  • 'After reading this book I had the feeling that Jeff Taylor and Chad Israelson understand Dylan better than Dylan understands Dylan. They made me aware that I had made Bob Dylan in my own political image, and that he is much more complex than that. This book gets two thumbs up from me.' - Tony Campolo, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Eastern University, USA; and author of It's Friday But Sunday's Comin' and Red Letter Christians 'Bob Dylan-rebel, Judeo-Christian anarchist and religious wanderer, lover of freedom, distrustful of the powerful, sympathetic to the poor and vulnerable, and neither Left nor Right-is brilliantly portrayed in all his complexity by Jeff Taylor and Chad Israelson in this illuminating and important book.' - - Murray Polner, Book Review Editor of History News Network and Co-Editor of Shalom (Jewish Peace Fellowship) 'A brave and bold book, Dylan will never sound the same. Finally we have a careful and clear exposition of Dylan's theopolitics, and what a weird but compelling world it is. The political and the spiritual are the keys to Dylan's music, and this book demonstrates how they come together to unlock a remarkably cogent message concerning the nature and destiny of human society.' - Stephen H. Webb, former Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Wabash College, USA; and author of Dylan Redeemed 'By taking the rare step of giving Bob Dylan's evangelical records and their cultural context the serious attention they deserve, Jeff Taylor and Chad Israelson have revealed yet another side of the singer: Dylan the Christian anarchist.' - Jesse Walker, Books Editor of Reason and author of Rebels on the Air and The United States of Paranoia 'In their extensively researched, engagingly written, and carefully argued examination of Dylan's thought and art, Taylor and Israelson portray Dylan as a Christian anarchist. They find this tradition, incorporating elements of both the New Left and the New Right, entirely consonant with Dylan's Jewish heritage and his Iron Range upbringing. Their analysis, sure to be controversial, both extends and sheds new light on previous Dylan scholarship.' - David Pichaske, Professor of English, Southwest Minnesota State University, USA; and author of Song of the North Country: A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan 'Jeff Taylor and Chad Israelson's words are scented with the kind of insights sure to deepen our appreciation of Bob Dylan's gifts. As ably as any writers who have probed Dylan's politics, they clarify the complexities and explain the subtleties.' - Colman McCarthy, Founder of the Center for Teaching Peace; Adjunct Professor, American University and Georgetown Law, USA; and former Washington Post syndicated columnist 'Packed with insight concerning Dylan's oeuvre and its relationship to God and man, Professors Taylor and Israelson go far in scrutinizing this purposely inscrutable man. When two authors are able to cull this much information regarding the political and cultural significance of such an important and enigmatic artist as Bob Dylan, the times really have a-changed.' - Christopher Westley, Professor of Economics, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA; and Associated Scholar, Mises Institute. 


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Social & political philosophy.  (bicssc)
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Dylan, Bob, 1941- -- Political and social views.


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