Cultures Of Popular Music / Edition 1

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Overview

* 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.

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Youth & Policy

extremely well-written, clearly structured and presented.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335202508
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Series: Issues in Cultural and Media Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 1,168,496
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 9.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Bennett is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey and previously worked with the Rockmobil project in Frankfurt. He is author of Popular Music and Youth Culture: Music, Identity and Place (2000) and co-editor of Guitar Cultures (2001). He is chair of the UK and Ireland branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) and co-convenor of the British Sociological Association Youth Study Group.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Post-War Youth and Rock 'N' Roll 7
The development of the post-war youth market 9
The cultural impact of rock 'n' roll 11
Rock 'n' roll in search of an idol 13
Rock 'n' roll as a 'global' music 16
Post-war youth culture and the CCCS 18
2 Sixties Rock, Politics and the Counter-Culture 24
The counter-culture 25
Music, drugs and the counter-culture 29
The anti-Vietnam war campaign 33
The Civil Rights Movement 34
Counter-cultural ideology and non-western youth 36
3 Heavy Metal 42
The origins of heavy metal 43
Heavy metal and gender 48
Extreme metal, youth and postindustrial society 51
Heavy metal, Satanism and teenage suicide 53
4 Punk and Punk Rock 58
The origins of punk 59
Anarchy in the UK 61
The punk style 62
Punk in a global context 68
5 Reggae and Rasta Culture 74
The origins of reggae 75
Reggae and Rastafarianism 76
Reggae in Britain 79
White British youth and reggae 82
Reggae and Australian Aboriginal youth 85
6 Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture 88
The origins of rap and hip hop 89
Hip hop and the African diaspora 92
Hip hop as a global resource 93
Hip hop in western Europe 94
Hip hop in Japan and Oceania 100
7 Bhangra and Contemporary Asian Dance Music 104
The origins and development of bhangra 105
Bhangra beat and Asian youth 106
Post-bhangra Asian dance music 108
New Asian youth identities 111
8 Contemporary Dance Music and Club Cultures 118
The origins of contemporary dance music 119
Dance music, technology and the role of the DJ 120
A new moral panic 122
'Club cultures' and 'neo-tribes' 124
Dance music and new social movements 130
Dance music and gender 132
9 Youth and Music-Making 136
Youth, music-making and rock 'n' roll 137
Becoming a band 138
Music-making and identity 141
Women and music-making 144
Music-making and education 148
10 Whose Generation? Youth, Music and Nostalgia 152
Whose generation? 153
A 'golden age' of youth 155
Generation X 156
Glossary 163
References 173
Index 188
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