Countercultures and Popular Music (Ashgate Popular and Folk by Sheila Whiteley,Jedediah Sklower

By Sheila Whiteley,Jedediah Sklower

’Counterculture’ emerged as a time period within the overdue Sixties and has been re-deployed in additional fresh many years in terms of other kinds of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This quantity offers a vital new educational scrutiny of the concept that of ’counterculture’ and a severe exam of the interval and its history. fresh advancements in sociological concept complicate and problematise theories constructed within the Sixties, with electronic expertise, for instance, offering an impetus for brand new understandings of counterculture. tune performed an important half within the manner that the counterculture authored house relating to articulations of neighborhood by way of delivering a shared experience of collective id. no longer least, the heady mix of genres supplied a socio-cultural-political backdrop for precise musical practices and options which, on the subject of counterculture ideology, supplied a wealthy experiential environment during which diverse teams outlined their courting either to the neighborhood and overseas dimensions of the stream, so offering a feeling of locality, group and collective identity.

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