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Cultures of Popular Music

Cultures of Popular Music - 01 edition

Cultures of Popular Music - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780335202508

ISBN10: 0335202500

Cultures of Popular Music by Andy Bennett - ISBN 9780335202508
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Open University Press
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Cultures of Popular Music by Andy Bennett - ISBN 9780335202508

ISBN13: 9780335202508

ISBN10: 0335202500

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

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Summary

* What is the relationship between youth culture and popular music? * How have they evolved since the second world war? * What can we learn from a global perspective? In this lively and accessible text, Andy Bennett presents 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. Providing a chapter by chapter account, Bennett 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 reference to issues such as space and place, ethnicity, gender, creativity, education and leisure. A key feature of the book is its departure from conventional Anglo-American perspectives. In addition to British and US examples, the book refers to studies conducted in Germany, Holland, Sweden, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Russia and Hungary, presenting the cultural relationship between youth culture and popular music as a truly global phenomenon.

Author Bio

Andy Bennett is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey and previously worked with the Rockmobil project in Frankfurt.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Series editor's foreword Introduction Post-war youth and rock 'n' roll Sixties rock, politics and the counter culture Heavy metal Punk and punk rock Reggae and Rasta culture Rap music and hip hop culture Bhangra and contemporary Asian dance music Contemporary dance music and club culture Youth and music-making Whose generation? Youth, music and nostalgia

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