Introduction; Part One Politics and the Parameters of Protest: Rock protest songs: so many and so few, Deena Weinstein; The decline and rebirth of protest music, Jerry Rodnitsky; Available rebels and folk authenticities: Michelle Shocked and Billy Bragg, Mark Willhardt; The pop star as politician: from Belafonte to Bono, from creativity to conscience, John Street; Part Two Monophony or Polyphony?: The future is history: hip-hop in the aftermath of (post)modernity, Russell Potter; Everyday people: popular music, race, and the articulation and formation of class identity, James Smethurst; Gender as anomaly: women in rap, Gail Woldu; Part Three The Problems of Place: The coherence of protest music?: international reggae music and the rastafarian movement (1972 - 81), Stephen A. King; 'We have survived': popular music as representation of Australian aboriginal cultural loss and reclamation, Peter Dunbar-Hall; The bleak country?: the black country and the rhetoric of escape, Ian Peddie; Part Four The Paradox of Anti-Social Protest: A garage of one's own: heavy metal as a reinvention of social technology, Sean Kelly; The hand-made tale: authorship, privatization, and cassette-tape culture in the Pacific northwest independent music scene, Kathleen McConnell; Gothic music and the decadent individual, Kimberly Jackson; Alternative protest: straight-edge and other failings in the post-punk repertoire, Steven Hamelman; Bibliography; Index.