hist 10 :: reading summary 15 (due thurs, dec 11)
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Summary information:


The following pages are OPTIONAL and will not help you answer any of the questions on this assignment: pp. 217-239.

Then answer:

Your name:
  1. In the chapter "January 27, 1997," Klosterman talks about "genre mixing" in music in the 1990s -- specifically the mix of heavy metal and rap. What examples from the music you listen to today would you categorize as mixed genres? Do you think this is a good thing, a bad thing, or something else entirely? Briefly explain your answer.
  2. What does Klosterman mean when he says that popular music "matters for what it does?"
  3. What did you think of the Klosterman book? Are there opinions you agree with, or disagree with? Please provide a brief explanation of why you liked, or did not like, the book. Is there any value to the book as a window on our recent history?

Total points for this reading summary:

100 points