Bruce Springsteen, Tom Joad, and the Politics of Meaning
Bader, Michael J., Tikkun
Bruce Springsteen sings about connection. His songs tell stories about how people struggle to rise above the social and economic forces that trap them. They do so by reaching out to each other in love, friendship, and hope and by putting relationships above the dangerous and deadening pull of poverty, bureaucracy, and class or racial hatred. A rock and roll musician who has sold more than 10 million records, Springsteen brings to his writing and performing a sensibility that is unique in contemporary popular music-a blend of compassionate, class-conscious liberalism with an intuitive appreciation for the centrality of community and love in the struggle to become more fully …
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Publication information: Article title: Bruce Springsteen, Tom Joad, and the Politics of Meaning. Contributors: Bader, Michael J. - Author. Magazine title: Tikkun. Volume: 11. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 1996. Page number: 32+. © 2002 Tikkun. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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