Popular Music in Contemporary France: Authenticity, Politics, Debate (BOK)

David L. Looseley

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While music lovers from all over the world have tried to recreate the ambience of French cafes by playing music from stars such as Piaf, Trenet and Chevalier, intellectuals, sociologists and policy makers in France have been embroiled in passionate debate about just what constitutes 'real' French music. In the late 1950s and 1960s a wave of Anglo-American rock 'n' roll and pop hit Europe and disrupted French popular music forever. The cherished sounds of the chanson were sidelined, fragmented or merged with pop styles and instrumentation. From this point on, French music and music culture have been splintered into cultural divides - pop culture vs high culture; mass culture vs 'authentic' popular culture; national culture vs Americanization. This book investigates the exciting and innovative segmentation of the French music scene and the debates it has spawned. From an analysis of the chanson as national myth, to pop, rap, techno and the State, this book is the first full-length study to make sense of the complexity behind the history of French popular music and its relation to 'authentic' cultural identity.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter David L. Looseley
Forlag
A & C Black
ISBN 9781859736364
Antall sider 268 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 381 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Music: styles & genres

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