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Alice Echols is a professor of English and gender studies at the University of Southern California. A former disco deejay, she is the author of the acclaimed biography of Janis Joplin, Scars of Sweet Paradise, among other works.

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Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality (1984) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
Encyclopedia of the American Left (1990) — Contribuidor, algumas edições105 exemplares

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Echols' scholarly essays on feminism, the hippie era, disco and more. Fun to compare her popular writing (the Janis Joplin bio) with her academic writing. The academic work isn't too obtuse or off-putting.
 
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monicaberger | Jan 22, 2024 |
this is my second time reading this book and I enjoyed it even more this time. This time, I focused less on Joplin and more on the historical aspects of the book.
 
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monicaberger | 8 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
A semi-biographical book that looks at the collapse of one of Colorado Springs' building and loan firms in the Great Depression, written from the point of view of the grand-daughter of the B&L's head. Somewhat mixed views on this book. The positives: very good selection of illustration material, and a fairly clear-eyed and clear-headed analysis of what went wrong at the B&L. In addition, the discussion of the family dynamics (and misfunctions) of the family does bear a great deal of interest. I do think the author, however, tries to shoehorn in some slaps at capitalism in general, and the Republican Party in particular, that aren't particularly germane. It might have been an effort to describe a culture that led to the B&L's collapse, but it doesn't really work. Every family, as the old expression goes, is unhappy in its own way, and I'm not really sure that the politics of Colorado Springs had a huge amount to do with the collapse, as opposed to the family history. An interesting read, to be sure (I read it in one day), but not perfect.… (mais)
 
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EricCostello | Nov 21, 2021 |
This proved to be a fascinating look at disco and its effect on African-American, gay, and feminist thinking in the 1970s. Echols may overreach in some of her analysis, but I thought most of her arguments were convincing, and the writing was more engaging than I have come to expect from professional historians.
 
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GaylaBassham | 5 outras críticas | May 27, 2018 |

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7
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2
Membros
688
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Avaliação
3.9
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19
ISBN
31
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