Beatle Musings: Why The Beatles Are Relevant by Joel Benjamin

Beatle Musings: Why The Beatles Are Relevant

byJoel Benjamin

Kobo ebook | July 24, 2012

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Why The Beatles Are Relevant is the second volume of essays of the research study BeatleMusings- an anthology of scholarship that examines the historical and musical legacy of The Beatles.

The Beatles sculpted the thinking of the late 20th century society.  They were not just a musical landmark – but a general landmark in all western civilization. They essentially wrote a “requiem for the Modern Age.” 

Why The Beatles Are Relevant documents how The Beatles changed the world.

The essays and research studies in the book show how The Beatles’ historical legacy has influenced and impacted a wide range of subjects over the past 50 years:  the generation gap, individual political freedom, the gender revolution, globalization, and the various cycles of the stock market. Readers will also learn the incredible story of how The Beatles contributed to the demise of Communism and the fall of The Soviet Union.

A research study on the Beatles and religion reveals how The Beatles’ could almost be considered a religion as there are rituals, hymns and a canon of literature- and even a Messiah-like figure who got crucified.

Additional essays in the anthology discuss how spatial issues such as “geography” and “tourism” played a key role in how the public viewed and interacted with The Beatles.

The final section of the book discusses the close interaction of philosophy with the Beatle legacy.  The core concepts of the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, the notion of the “Feminist Ethic of Care, and philosophical concepts such as “idealistic monism” and “in-authenticity” are integral parts of many of the greatest Beatles songs.


BeatleMusings: Volume Two
Why The Beatles Are Relevant

Table of Contents:

1.   The Beatles and Ourselves
2.   The Beatles and Globalization
3.   The Beatles and The Generation Gap
4.   The Beatles and The Gender Revolution
5.   The Beatles and Geography
6.   The Beatles and Wall Street
7.   The Beatles and The Fall of the Soviet Union
8.   The Beatles and Communism
9.   The Beatles and Political Freedom
10. The Beatles and Religion
11. The Beatles and Hegel
12. The Beatles and The Feminist Ethic of Care
13. The Beatles and Idealistic Monism
14. The Beatles and In-authenticity

Title:Beatle Musings: Why The Beatles Are RelevantFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:Arjon PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9657570190

ISBN - 13:9789657570197

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