From countercultures to suburban cultures : Frank Zappa after 1968

Halligan, B 2014, 'From countercultures to suburban cultures : Frank Zappa after 1968' , in: Countercultures and Popular Music , Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series , Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 187-202.

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’Counterculture’ emerged as a term in the late 1960s and has been re-deployed in more recent decades in relation to other forms of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This volume provides an essential new academic scrutiny of the concept of ’counterculture’ and a critical examination of the period and its heritage. Recent developments in sociological theory complicate and problematise theories developed in the 1960s, with digital technology, for example, providing an impetus for new understandings of counterculture. Music played a significant part in the way that the counterculture authored space in relation to articulations of community by providing a shared sense of collective identity. Not least, the heady mixture of genres provided a socio-cultural-political backdrop for distinctive musical practices and innovations which, in relation to counterculture ideology, provided a rich experiential setting in which different groups defined their relationship both to the local and international dimensions of the movement, so providing a sense of locality, community and collective identity.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Whiteley, S and Sklower, J
Additional Information: First published by Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Published by Routledge 2016.
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Routledge
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
ISBN: 9781472421067 (hardback); 9781138249943 (paperback); 9781315574479 (ebook)
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: B Halligan
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 15:20
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 18:17

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