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Denisoff, R. Serge

Overview
Works: 33 works in 210 publications in 2 languages and 7,536 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Discographies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works about R. Serge Denisoff
 
Most widely held works by R. Serge Denisoff
Great day coming ; folk music and the American left by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sing a song of social significance by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside MTV by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MTV is the third major breakthrough in music broadcasting, and the first since the late 1960s. ""Top Forty"" radio was initiated in the 1950s, and along with ""free form"" or ""progressive"" rock molded rock music exposure for nearly twenty years. Many observers credit MTV with resurrecting the music industry from the throes of the Great Depression of 1979. Few would dispute its impact on contemporary film, fashion, and radio.Inside MTV examines the world of cablecasting, the evolution of WASEC, MTV, VH-1, and some of their competitors. The strategies, personalities, promotions, and the contents that placed MTV on the road to its dominant position are described. The many controversies surrounding the channel are thoroughly detailed, and a good deal of the misinformation on the subject is corrected.It is a mere five years since MTV began as the third of four Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company (WASEC) channels, created by two of America's largest conglomerates. Since then, it has become a major force. Before MTV was conceived the relationship between television and rock music was weak, at best. As the new partnership .developed, a story of genius, luck, and discrimination began to unfold, and a corporate innovation of major proportions and psychodemographic success emerged.MTV is now the most profitable 24-hour cable outlet beamed from a satellite. It reaches 30.8 million households. How all this happened is chronicled in this major new book from a leading authority on the American music business."--Provided by publisher
Solid gold : the popular record industry by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waylon : a biography by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of protest, war & peace; a bibliography & discography by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and German and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarnished gold : the record industry revisited by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociology of dissent by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sounds of social change; studies in popular culture by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to sociology by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories and paradigms in contemporary sociology by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the beneficial effects of periodic fires to forests and their wildlife
Risky business : rock in film by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology: theories in conflict by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in contemporary sociological theory : from modernity to post-modernity by Donald McQuarie( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True disbelievers : the Elvis contagion by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legion of fans who refuse to believe that Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977 has been a major force behind the ever-expanding, elusive, and enduring Elvis myth during the past seventeen years. This network of fervent true believers engages in activities that include a melange of sightings and conspiracy theories. Mass media coverage of these phenomena has evolved from the underground grass-roots level to widespread publicity with social, religious, commercial, and ideological underpinnings. In True Disbelievers, R. Serge Denisoff and George Plasketes examine the implications of various accounts and several perspectives on Elvis Presley's death and transfiguration. Denisoff and Plasketes also analyze the various media that those who doubt Elvis's death use to popularize their positions, including television, magazines, and books. They review the work of others who have written on the subject, such as Gail Brewer-Giorgio and Major Bill Smith, and raise provocative, yet valid questions about the phenomenon they describe. True Disbelievers takes a pointed look at the music industry as well, and how it has used and commercially benefitted by the continuing belief that Elvis lives. They examine common strands in the many reports of Elvis sightings since Presley's reported death. Denisoff and Plasketes describe the Elvis phenomenon in serious, objective as well as empathetic terms, placing it in the context of studies of cult figures and their followers
American protest songs of war and peace; a selected bibliography and discography by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk consciousness : people's music and American communism by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sounds of social change by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to sociology : study guide by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generations and counter-culture, a study in the ideology of music by R. Serge Denisoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Readings in contemporary sociological theory : from modernity to post-modernity
Alternative Names
Denisoff, R. S. 1939-

Denisoff, R. S. 1939-1994

Denisoff, R. Serge.

Denisoff, R. Serge 1939-

Denisoff, R. Serge 1939-1994

Denisoff, Ron S. 1939-1994

Denisoff, Ron Serge.

Denisoff, Ronald Serge 1939-1994

Denisoff, Ronald Serge -1994

Languages
English (193)

German (1)

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Readings in contemporary sociological theory : from modernity to post-modernity