Cultures of Popular Music


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A comprehensive cultural, social and historical overview of post-war popular music genres, from rock 'n' roll and psychedelic pop, through punk and heavy metal, to rap, rave and techno. The author also examines the style-based youth cultures to which such genres have given rise. Drawing on key research in sociology, media studies and cultural studies, the book considers the cultural significance of respective post-war popular music genres for young audiences, with references to issues such as space and place, ethnicity, ...

Cultures of Popular Music 2001, Open University Press

ISBN-13: 9780335202508

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