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Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 Themes

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Themes

Rock-n-roll Journalism

The author wrote this book while working for Rolling Stone magazine. Rolling Stone is one of the most prominent and well respected magazines of its kind. Rolling Stone focuses on rock-n-roll. This music genre proclaims itself to have a unique ethos. There have been few popular studies to determine whether or not this is true. As such, there is a natural self-importance that goes along with rock-n-roll music: the fans really. The audience for this magazine is often but not always young. Entertainment and self-centered decision-making prevail among the readership. Journalism dedicated to the music industry targets a particular slice of the market. Another way of viewing it would be to write that this kind of magazine journalism targets a particular mood. Those who are young, on the cusp of their adult lives and just over it, can access the realm of the more experienced adults by...

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