Reading the Grateful Dead: A Critical Survey (Book)
Author: Nicholas G. Meriwether
Publisher : Scarecrow Press (June 20, 2012)
Hardcover – June 20, 2012
Language : English
Hardcover : 321 pages
Printed in the U.S.A.
Item Weight : 735 gr.
Dimensions : 23,5 x 16 cm
This collection, which brings together a number of papers and articles devoted to the scholarly study of the American rock band and its milieu, is a good introduction to this field of study. For the uninitiated, do not be fooled by the subject matter–this is serious academic work.
Since the 1960s, the Grateful Dead have welcomed and participated in academic work on the band. Interest in Dead studies is growing across the country and around the world. In Reading the Grateful Dead: A Critical Survey, Nicholas G. Meriwether has assembled essays that examine the development of Grateful Dead studies. This volume features work from three generations of scholars. From insiders like lyricist John Perry Barlow and longtime band publicist and historian Dennis McNally to well-known Deadhead scholars such as Barry Barnes and Rebecca Adams, the contributors to this volume offer valuable insights into the Grateful Dead phenomenon. The four sections of the book describe aspects and approaches to Dead studies, along with overviews of how the discipline evolved and what it comprises today.
The book has NOT been read, in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. (See pictures, they are of the actual object).