Kestrel (shadowa) wrote in little_details,

Studying social revolutions

The Issue
I really don't know if this is appropriate for Little Details...I'm worried that it's not, but I'm really desperate, and I'm hoping I can at least get some search tips, like what words I should put into google.

What I'm looking for is some writing about the big social movements (focusing on the US and the UK) since about the 1920s, and especially how they were involved in the arts. To give you a better idea of what I'm thinking about, I'll include here the way I have myself tried to break down the social movements:
1) The Roaring Twenties (jazz, prohibition, women's rights)
2) The Fifties (greasers/rockers, dawn of rock 'n' roll, dawn of civil rights, women's rights continuing)
3) Civil Rights from the 50s through the early 70s (MLK, Malcom X, the social powers/effect of soul and motown)
4) The forming of rock 'n' roll with and after the British Invasion (The Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, the Animals, the Kinks, Joplin, Morrison, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Who, etc.)--and of course, the whole counter-culture that came with it.
5) Punk (US: Andy Warhol/the Velvet Underground, Television, the New York Dolls, the MC5, Blondie, the Heartbreakers, the Ramones, Patti Smith, Suicide, the Dead Boys; UK: the Sex Pistols, Siouxie Sioux & the Banshees, Subway Sect, the Clash, the Slits, the Damned, the Jam, etc.)
6) Rap (beginning in the seventies--MCing, DJing, graffiti, breakdancing, gangsta rap--Kurtis Blow and the Breaks, Run DMC, Ice T, Public Enemy, Jay-Z, Outkast, the Beastie Boys, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, etc.)

As you probably noticed, all of these include music, because I feel that each movement has always had its soundtrack.

The Searches

On Google, I have tried:
history of cultural revolutions social
social change revolution music popular culture
Social Revolutions US 20th century
"Social Revolutions" US
On Wikipedia, I looked up popular culture, but it did me no good.

Again, I'm really sorry if this is inappropriate for Little Details; I guess what I'm really looking for is just some Googling advice, as there seem to be many people on this community with a lot of experience in that field.

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