Perspectives on the Grateful Dead: Critical Writings

By Robert G. Weiner | Go to book overview

Foreword

Rebecca G. Adams

During the years since I took a class of sociology students on the Grateful Dead’s 1989 Summer Tour, I have had the pleasure of participating in the development of a community of scholars who analyze and describe the Deadhead phenomenon. Thanks to the effectiveness of the old Deadhead network and the opportunity to communicate electronically, many of these researchers and essayists have come to know one another personally and intellectually. Like Deadheads who tape shows, vend, drum, give away free stuff, play in cover bands, host radio shows, publish newsletters and magazines, or fill any number of other important roles in the larger Deadhead community, and whether they are Deadheads themselves or outsiders to the community they study, Deadhead scholars have found a way to make a contribution to the commonweal. Our job is to document the Deadhead experience and to interpret it from a variety of perspectives. This volume is one manifestation of this collective effort.

I have been impressed repeatedly with the norms of cooperation that prevail among Deadhead scholars. We freely exchange drafts, comment on each other’s work, and share information. For example, I became acquainted with Rob Weiner and David Dodd when they were working on The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads: An Annotated Bibliography (1997) provided them with a list of references I had collected over the years and a few annotations of masters’ theses. What goes around does indeed come around. Since that time, we have freely shared our resources, and I have come to rely on both their generosity and their superb skill as librarians.

The process behind the development of this volume, Perspectives on the Grateful Dead: Critical Writings, also illustrates the extent of cooperation among Deadhead scholars. At the same time Rob Weiner was formulating

-xiii-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Perspectives on the Grateful Dead: Critical Writings
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 245

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.