Music and Youth Culture

Music and Youth Culture

Particularly influenced by Jean Baudrillard's (1983) postmodernist theories of simulation and media saturation, Steve Redhead rejected histories of evolutionary youth music cultures in favour of a 'Pop Time' framework wherein 'the speed ...

Author: Daniel Laughey

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748626380

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Music and Youth Culture offers a groundbreaking account of how music interacts with young people's everyday lives. Drawing on interviews with and observations of youth groups together with archival research, it explores young people's enactment of music tastes and performances, and how these are articulated through narratives and literacies. An extensive review of the field reveals an unhealthy emphasis on committed, fanatical, spectacular youth music cultures such as rock or punk. On the contrary, this book argues that ideas about youth subcultures and club cultures no longer apply to today's young generation. Rather, archival findings show that the music and dance cultures of youth in 1930s and 1940s Britain share more in common with youth today than the countercultures and subcultures of the 1960s and 1970s. By focusing on the relationship between music and social interactions, the book addresses questions that are scarcely considered by studies stuck in the youth cultural worlds of subcultures, club cultures and post-subcultures: What are the main influences on young people's music tastes? How do young people use music to express identities and emotions? To what extent can today's youth and their music seem radical and progressive? And how is the 'special relationship' between music and youth culture played out in everyday leisure, education and work places?
Categories: Music

Music in Youth Culture

Music in Youth Culture

To what extent can this array of music youth cultures be theorized as examples of “becoming-woman” in Deleuzean terms? Are they the rhizomatic and productive mutually transformative results of the impossible gap between the masculine ...

Author: j. jagodzinski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230601390

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

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Music in Youth Culture examines the fantasies of post-Oedipal youth cultures as displayed on the landscape of popular music from a post-Lacanian perspective. Jan Jagodzinski, an expert on Lacan, psychoanalysis, and education's relationship to media, maintains that a new set of signifiers is required to grasp the sliding signification of contemporary 'youth'. He discusses topics such as the figurality of noise, the perversions of the music scene by boyz/bois/boys and the hysterization of it by gurlz/girls/grrrls. Music in Youth Culture also examines the postmodern 'fan (addict)', techno music, and pop music icons. Jagodzinski raises the Lacanian question of 'an ethics of the Real' and asks educators to re-examine 'youth' culture.
Categories: Social Science

Music and Youth Culture in Latin America

Music and Youth Culture in Latin America

This same article—a smallscale investigation on music and youth identity—does make the point that parental musical culture clearly plays a role in the initial “taste formation” of young people. However, the empirical evidence I gathered ...

Author: Pablo Vila

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190205515

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Music is one of the most distinctive cultural characteristics of Latin American countries. But, while many people in the United States and Europe are familiar with musical genres such as salsa, merengue, and reggaetón, the musical manifestations that young people listen to in most Latin American countries are much more varied than these commercially successful ones that have entered the American and European markets. Not only that, the young people themselves often have little in common with the stereotypical image of them that exists in the American imagination. Bridging this divide between perception and reality, Music and Youth Culture in Latin America brings together contributors from throughout Latin America and the US to examine the ways in which music is used to advance identity claims in several Latin American countries and among Latinos in the US. From young Latin American musicians who want to participate in the vibrant jazz scene of New York without losing their cultural roots, to Peruvian rockers who sing in their native language (Quechua) for the same reasons, to the young Cubans who use music to construct a post-communist social identification, this volume sheds new light on the complex ways in which music provides people from different countries and social sectors with both enjoyment and tools for understanding who they are in terms of nationality, region, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and migration status. Drawing on a vast array of fields including popular music studies, ethnomusicology, sociology, and history, Music and Youth Culture in Latin America is an illuminating read for anyone interested in Latin American music, culture, and society.
Categories: Music

Contemporary Youth Culture

Contemporary Youth Culture

FROM CULT FILMS TO MUSIC VIDEO In the 1950s , film was the first medium to make the messages and music of youth cultures public . Cult films reflect the music and the style of a generation by the visual realization of the music ( e.g. ...

Author: Shirley R. Steinberg

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313337292

Category: Popular culture

Page: 674

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An international and inter-disciplinary roster of experts shed light by exploring such topics as hip hop culture; punk culture; social justice movements; video games and others.
Categories: Popular culture

Youth Culture and the Generation Gap

Youth Culture and the Generation Gap

In 1979, Hardcore examined the world of teenage pornography and Taxi Driver, a 1976 movie, dealt with the life of a 14-year-old prostitute.366 The Music of the American Youth Culture When the waltz was first introduced to Vienna in 1800 ...

Author: Gerhard Falk

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875863696

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

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The youth culture has taken over in the Western world, and the United States is its champion. Has this cultural emphasis widened the generation gap, or is it just a natural by-product of the generational differences that exist in all societies? Is the gen.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture

Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture

The desire to 'plant a church' in 'youth culture' is put forward on the official website of NGM as they claim there is ... This statement shows that NGM consider youth culture to be a 'mission field' to be evangelised by using music.

Author: Stella Lau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136244735

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Christian churches and groups within Anglo-American contexts have increasingly used popular music as a way to connect with young people. This book investigates the relationships between evangelical Christianity and popular music, focusing particularly on electronic dance music in the last twenty years. Author Stella Lau illustrates how electronic dance music is legitimized in evangelical activities by Christians’ discourses, and how the discourses challenge the divide between the ‘secular’ and the ‘sacred’ in the Western culture. Unlike other existing books on the relationships between music cultures and religion, which predominantly discuss the cultural implications of such phenomenon, Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture examines the notion of ‘spirituality’ in contemporary popular electronic dance music. Lau’s emphasis on the sonic qualities of electronic dance music opens the door for future research about the relationships between aural properties of electronic dance music and religious discourses. With three case studies conducted in the cultural hubs of electronic dance music – Bristol, Ibiza and New York – the monograph can also be used as a guidebook for ethnographic research in popular music.
Categories: Religion

Youth Culture Popular Music and the End of Consensus

Youth Culture  Popular Music and the End of  Consensus

The Kinks' specific contribution to youth culture can be gauged through the critical and commercial success of their recordings and the way which the group set new trends in songwriting, fashion and live performance.

Author: The Subcultures Network

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317628217

Category: History

Page: 180

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This book examines youth cultural responses to the political, economic and socio-cultural changes that affected Britain in the aftermath of the Second World War. In particular, it considers the extent to which elements of youth culture and popular music served to contest the notion of ‘consensus’ that historians and social commentators have suggested served to frame British polity from the late 1940s into the 1970s. The collection argues that aspects of youth culture appear to have revealed notable fault-lines in and across British society and provided alternative perspectives and reactions to the presumptions of mainstream political and cultural opinion in the period. This, perhaps, was most acute in the period leading up to and after the seemingly pivotal moment of Margaret Thatcher’s election to prime minister in 1979. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary British History.
Categories: History

Pop Music and Youth Culture

Pop Music and Youth Culture

Author: World Association for Christian Communication

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:174683148

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Page: 52

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Ageing and Youth Cultures

Ageing and Youth Cultures

Rock music has been a key feature of popular culture for over fifty years. Moreover, despite rock's endurance, it has frequently been portrayed as youth music and as symptomatic of teenage angst (e.g. Frith 1983; Bradley 1992; ...

Author: Andy Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000181661

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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What happens to punks, clubbers, goths, riot grrls, soulies, break-dancers and queer scene participants as they become older? For decades, research on spectacular 'youth cultures' has understood such groups as adolescent phenomena and assumed that involvement ceases with the onset of adulthood. In an age of increasingly complex life trajectories, Ageing and Youth Cultures is the first anthology to challenge such thinking by examining the lives of those who continue to participate into adulthood and middle-age. Showcasing a range of original research case studies from across the globe, the chapters explore how participants reconcile their continuing involvement with ageing bodies, older identities and adult responsibilities. Breaking new ground and establishing a new field of study, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars researching or studying questions of youth, fashion, popular music and identity across a wide range of disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

Ageing and Youth Cultures

Ageing and Youth Cultures

Introduction Rock music has been a key feature of popular culture for over fifty years. Moreover, despite rock's endurance, it has frequently been portrayed as youth music and as symptomatic of teenage angst (e.g. Frith 1983; ...

Author: Paul Hodkinson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780857850379

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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What happens to punks, clubbers, goths, riot grrls, soulies, break-dancers and queer scene participants as they become older? For decades, research on spectacular 'youth cultures' has understood such groups as adolescent phenomena and assumed that involvement ceases with the onset of adulthood. In an age of increasingly complex life trajectories, Ageing and Youth Cultures is the first anthology to challenge such thinking by examining the lives of those who continue to participate into adulthood and middle-age. Showcasing a range of original research case studies from across the globe, the chapters explore how participants reconcile their continuing involvement with ageing bodies, older identities and adult responsibilities. Breaking new ground and establishing a new field of study, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars researching or studying questions of youth, fashion, popular music and identity across a wide range of disciplines.
Categories: Social Science