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Johnny Cash International

How and Why Fans Love the Man in Black

Michael Hinds (author) Jonathan Silverman (author)

ISBN: 9781609387013

Publication Date: Sep 2020

Format: Paperback

Examines digital and real-world fan communities and the individuals who comprise them, profiling their relationships to Cash and each other. Studying Johnny Cash's international fans and their love for the man reveals new insights about music, fandom, and the United States.
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Across all imaginable borders, Johnny Cash fans show the appeal of a thoroughly American performer who simultaneously inspires people worldwide. A young Norwegian shows off his Johnny Cash tattoo. A Canadian vlogger sings 'I Walk the Line' to camel herders in Egypt's White Desert. A shopkeeper in Northern Ireland plays Cash as his constant soundtrack. A Dutchwoman coordinates the activities of Cash fans worldwide and is subsequently offered the privilege of sleeping in Johnny's bedroom. And on a more global scale, millions of people watch Cash's videos online, then express themselves through commentary and debate.

In Johnny Cash International, Hinds and Silverman examine digital and real-world fan communities and the individuals who comprise them, profiling their relationships to Cash and each other. Studying Johnny Cash's international fans and their love for the man reveals new insights about music, fandom, and the United States.

Illustrations 12 black & white photos
Pages 270
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2020
Publisher University of Iowa Press
Series Fandom & Culture
Subject/s Cultural studies   Popular culture   Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups   Country & Western music  
Michael Hinds is associate professor of English at Dublin City University. He is coeditor of Rebound: The American Poetry Book. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Jonathan Silverman is associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is author of Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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