Beatle Musings: Why The Beatles Are Relevant
The Beatles sculpted the thinking of the late 20th century society.
Why The Beatles Are Relevant is the second volume of essays of the research study Beatle Musings- an anthology of scholarship that examines the historical and musical legacy of The Beatles. More
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.