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1. Wiggins, Dana C. From Countrypolitan to Neotraditional: Gender, Race, Class, and Region in Female Country Music, 1980-1989.

Degree: PhD, History, 2009, Georgia State University

During the 1980s, women in country music enjoyed unprecedented success in record sales, television, film, and on pop and country charts. For female performers, many of their achievements were due to their abilities to mold their images to mirror American norms and values, namely increasing political conservatism, the backlashes against feminism and the civil rights movement, celebrations of working and middle class life, and the rise of the South. This dissertation divides the 1980s into three distinct periods and then discusses the changing uses of gender, race, class, and region in female country music and links each to larger historical themes. It concludes that political and social conservatism influenced women’s country performances and personas. In this way, female country music is a social text that can be used to examine 1980s America. Advisors/Committee Members: Michelle Brattain - Committee Chair, Clifford M. Kuhn - Committee Member, Glenn T. Eskew - Committee Member.

Subjects/Keywords: Race; Class; Gender; Country music; Women performers; Popular culture; Conservatism; 1980s; Region; History

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APA (6th Edition):

Wiggins, D. C. (2009). From Countrypolitan to Neotraditional: Gender, Race, Class, and Region in Female Country Music, 1980-1989. (Doctoral Dissertation). Georgia State University. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/history_diss/21

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wiggins, Dana C. “From Countrypolitan to Neotraditional: Gender, Race, Class, and Region in Female Country Music, 1980-1989.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia State University. Accessed December 13, 2019. https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/history_diss/21.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wiggins, Dana C. “From Countrypolitan to Neotraditional: Gender, Race, Class, and Region in Female Country Music, 1980-1989.” 2009. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Wiggins DC. From Countrypolitan to Neotraditional: Gender, Race, Class, and Region in Female Country Music, 1980-1989. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Georgia State University; 2009. [cited 2019 Dec 13]. Available from: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/history_diss/21.

Council of Science Editors:

Wiggins DC. From Countrypolitan to Neotraditional: Gender, Race, Class, and Region in Female Country Music, 1980-1989. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Georgia State University; 2009. Available from: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/history_diss/21

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