Countercultures And Popular Music by Sheila WhiteleyCountercultures And Popular Music by Sheila Whiteley

Countercultures And Popular Music

bySheila Whiteley, Jedediah Sklower

Hardcover | June 16, 2014

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¿Counterculture¿ emerged as a term in the late 1960s and has been re-deployed in more recent decades in relation to other forms of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This volume provides an essential new academic scrutiny of the concept of ¿counterculture¿ and a critical examination of the period and its heritage. Recent developments in sociological theory complicate and problematise theories developed in the 1960s, with digital technology, for example, providing an impetus for new understandings of counterculture. Music played a significant part in the way that the counterculture authored space in relation to articulations of community by providing a shared sense of collective identity. Not least, the heady mixture of genres provided a socio-cultural-political backdrop for distinctive musical practices and innovations which, in relation to counterculture ideology, provided a rich experiential setting in which different groups defined their relationship both to the local and international dimensions of the movement, so providing a sense of locality, community and collective identity.
Sheila Whiteley was Professor Emeritus, the University of Salford, Visiting Professor, Southampton Solent University, UK and Research Fellow, the Bader International Study Centre, Queen¿s University (Canada). Among her many publications: The Space Between the Notes: Rock and the Counter Culture (1992); Women and Popular Music (2000); a...
Title:Countercultures And Popular MusicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 16, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:147242106X

ISBN - 13:9781472421067

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