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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Cannon, Steve
Edited by Dauncey, Hugh

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In France during the 1960s and 1970s, popular music became a key component of socio-cultural modernisation 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... read full description below.

ISBN 9781138277373
Barcode 9781138277373
Published 28 November 2016 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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ISBN-13 9781138277373
ISBN-10 1138277371
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 28 November 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cannon, Steve
Edited by Dauncey, Hugh
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Category Rock & Pop Music
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 549g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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In France during the 1960s and 1970s, popular music became a key component of socio-cultural modernisation 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 centralising 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 globalising 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 the first 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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