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Reconstructing Pop/Subculture

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Overview

This exploration of the phenomena of Andy Warhol's influence on glitter rock and pop art reconceptualizes and re-evaluates many of the theoretical claims of subculture theory. Reconstructing Pop//Subculture provides an historical account of the tensions that arose in Western culture during the 1960s and 1970s between various factions which were forced to engage in explicit confrontations//dichotomies.

Cagle proposes a theoretical framework that incorporates notions of productivity with reception and re-examines the critical relationships between style, youth culture, incorporation, hegemony and resistance. He focuses on the ways in which fans take up trends presented through the mass media and adopt them through disi

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Proposes a theoretical framework which reexamines the critical relationships between style, youth culture, incorporation, hegemony, and resistance, focusing on the ways in which fans take up trends presented through mass media and adopt them. Also provides a historical account of the tensions which arose in Western culture during the 1960s and 1970s. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803957442
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/7/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
British Cultural Studies
Conjunctural Analysis and the Conceptualization of Subcultural 'Difference'
Andy Warhol and the Rise of Pop Art in the 1960s
The Factory 1964-1967
Pop Art as Pop Life
The Velvet Underground
Pop Art Merges with Rock and Roll
The Foundations of Glitter Rock
Alice Cooper
The Theatrical Groundwork of Glitter Rock
The Early 1970s
The Forebearers of Underground Rock Face the 1970's as David Bowie Charts His Course
Spring 1971
Glitter Rock Becomes an Overt Style
Bowie 'Retires'
The Fragmentation of Glitter
Pop Practices/Subcultural Articulations

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