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Popular Music in France from Chanson to Techno: Culture, Identity and Society

Popular Music in France from Chanson to Techno: Culture, Identity and Society (Hardback, New edition)

By Cannon, Steve
Edited by Dauncey, Hugh
Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.
Series edited by Burns, Professor Lori
Series edited by Hawkins, Professor Stan

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In France during the 1960s and 1970s, popular music became a key component of socio-cultural modernization as the music/record industry became increasingly important in both economic and cultural terms in response to demographic changes and the rise of the modern media. As France... began questioning traditional ways of understanding politics and culture before and after May 1968, music as popular culture became an integral part of burgeoning media activity. Press, radio and television developed free from de Gaulle's state domination of information, and political activism shifted its concerns to the use of regional languages and regional cultures, including the safeguard of traditional popular music against the centralizing tendencies of the Republican state. The cultural and political significance of French music was again revealed in the 1990s, as French-language music became a highly visible example of France's quest to maintain her cultural exceptionalism in the face of the perceived globalizing hegemony of English and US business and cultural imperialism. Laws were passed instituting minimum quotas of French-language music. The 1980s and 1990s witnessed developing issues raised by new technologies, as compact discs, the minitel telematics system, the Internet and other innovations in radio and television broadcasting posed new challenges to musicians and the music industry. These trends and developments are the subject of this volume of essays by leading scholars across a range of disciplines including French studies, musicology, cultural and media studies and film studies. It constitutes an attempt to provide a complete and up-to-date overview of the place of popular music in modern France and the reception of French popular music abroad.
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ISBN 9780754608493
Released NZ 1 Mar 2008
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, New edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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ISBN-13 9780754608493
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
Released 1 Mar 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Cannon, Steve
Edited by Dauncey, Hugh
Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.
Series edited by Burns, Professor Lori
Series edited by Hawkins, Professor Stan
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Category Music
Media Studies
Cultural Studies
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 780.944
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Popular music, Music - Social aspects., Popular culture - France - History., Popular music - France - History and criticism., History and criticism
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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