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Britpop and the English Music Tradition

Britpop and the English Music Tradition
 

Devoted exclusively to the Britpop phenomenon and its contexts, this book examines issues such as the historical antecedents of Britpop, the subjectivities governing the performative conventions of Britpop, the cultural context within which Britpop unfolded, and its influence on ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780754668053
Barcode 9780754668053
Published 18 August 2010 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Stratton, Jon
Edited by Bennett, Andy
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
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ISBN-13 9780754668053
ISBN-10 0754668053
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publication Date 18 August 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Stratton, Jon
Edited by Bennett, Andy
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
Rock & Pop Music
Cultural Studies
Number of Pages 242
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 612g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Popular music - Great Britain - History and criticism
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 781.640941
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Britpop and the English Music Tradition is the first study devoted exclusively to the Britpop phenomenon and its contexts. The genre of Britpop, with its assertion of Englishness, evolved at the same time that devolution was striking deep into the hegemonic claims of English culture to represent Britain. It is usually argued that Britpop, with its strident claims to Englishness, was a response to the dominance of grunge. The contributors in this volume take a different point of view: that Britpop celebrated Englishness at a time when British culture, with its English hegemonic core, was being challenged and dismantled. It is now timely to look back on Britpop as a cultural phenomenon of the 1990s that can be set into the political context of its time, and into the cultural context of the last fifty years - a time of fundamental revision of what it means to be British and English. The book examines issues such as the historical antecedents of Britpop, the subjectivities governing the performative conventions of Britpop, the cultural context within which Britpop unfolded, and its influence on the post-Britpop music scene in the UK. While Britpop is central to the volume, discussion of this phenomenon is used as an opportunity to examine the particularities of English popular music since the turn of the twentieth century.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Britpop was the UK's headline musical phenomena during the 1990s - just at the point when devolution suggested that the UK may be breaking down. This edited collection doesn't merely describe the sights, sounds and aesthetics of Britpop, it also explores and explains its political, economic and cultural contexts. The fact that it does this with a critical edge means that it is not only essential reading for popular music students, but also a significant contribution to our understanding of a peculiarly important moment in recent musical history.' Stuart Borthwick, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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Author's Bio

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology in the School of Humanities at Griffith University, Australia. Jon Stratton is Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Andy Bennett, Jon Stratton, Dave Laing, Sheila Whiteley, Rupa Huq, J. Mark Percival, Stan Hawkins, Ian Collinson, Nabeel Zuberi.

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