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Instruments of Desire

The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience

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PAPERBACK

$17.50 • £14.95 • €16.00

ISBN 9780674005471

Publication Date: 05/02/2001

Academic Trade

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

23 halftones

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Steve Waksman is the 1998 winner of the Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize awarded by the American Studies Association. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at Bowling Green University, and is on the editorial board of Popular Music and Society.

Awards & Accolades

  • Runner-Up, 1998 Woodie Guthrie Award, U.S. Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music
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