Whiteness, Femininity, Adolescence and Class in 1960s Music

Very pleased to read an excellent review in this week’s Times Higher for She’s So Fine: Reflections on Whiteness, Femininity, Adolescence and Class in 1960s Music.

Well structured and superbly researched, this collection not only makes a significant contribution to popular music studies, but inspired me to take a trip to my local record store to buy some of the music it considers, with Dusty Springfield, the Shangri-Las and 1960s-era Tina Turner now firm favourites.

Thus She’s So Fine not only provided me with a highly enjoyable and edifying reading experience, but it improved my musical taste. What more could you ask of a scholarly text?

You can read the full text of Lee Barron’s review on the THE website

She’s So Fine: Reflections on Whiteness, Femininity, Adolescence and Class in 1960s Music is edited by Laurie Stras. On the book’s page on Ashgate’s website, as well as finding full information about the book, you can also read some sample pages, including the whole of Laurie Stras’s introduction.

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