Are You Ready for It? Re-Evaluating Taylor Swift

  title={Are You Ready for It? Re-Evaluating Taylor Swift},
  author={Mary Fogarty and Gina Snyder Arnold},
  journal={Contemporary Music Review},
  pages={1 - 10}
Taylor Swift is a monument to the idea that there once was a place called America. She recalls an old American dream—of high school popularity contests, apple pies, dreamy boys next door, and a very old, very white, Christian nation. She is classic, insofar as her lyrics are about ‘me and the boy’, rarely tag the present moment, and animate sing-alongs at her family-friendly concerts (she is a children’s performer by trade). With apologies to Greil Marcus, she’s ‘the old normal America’, made… 
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