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Englishness, pop and post-war Britain

Author: Kari Kallioniemi
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA Intellect 2016
Series: Studies on popular culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
English pop music was a dominant force on the global cultural scene in the decades after World War II and it served a key role in defining, constructing, and challenging various ideas about Englishness in the period. Kari Kallioniemi covers a stunning range of styles of pop from punk, reggae, and psychedelia to jazz, rock, Brit Pop, and beyond as he explores the question of how various artists (including such major  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kari Kallioniemi
OCLC Number: 964677131
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043744447
Description: xi, 239 Seitenn
Contents: AcknowledgementsForewordIntroduction: Englishness, History and Writing about Pop Music - Seeking the Authentic Voice of Pop-BritainChapter 1: Strategies for Conceptualizing Notions of Pop-Englishness1.1. The Peculiarities of English National Pop Identity1.2. Between Modernity and Tradition: Imaginary Englishness1.3. Englishness and Pop Geography1.4. Pop-Englishness and Transnationalism: The History of Americanization and Relation to Europe1.5. The Peculiar Entrepreneurialism of British Music ManagementChapter 2: From Tommy Steele to Village Green Preservation Society2.1. Pop, English Parochialism and Post-War Britain Change and Continuity2.2. Young England, Half English: Englishness, the History of National Music and the Emergence of British Rock'n'roll2.3. The Myth of Swinging Englishness: The British Invasion and Swinging London2.4. Lazing on a Sunny Psychedelic Afternoon Englishness and the 1960s Nostalgia for Imaginary Spaces of EnglandChapter 3: Anarchy and Enterprise in the UK and the Multiplying of Notions of Pop-Englishness3.1. From the Winter of Discontent to Free Enterprise: Thatcherism, Pop and Englishness3.2. Punk, Disco and Progressive Rock: The Proliferation of Pop-Englishness in the 1970s3.3. Dandyist Masks and Escape Rout(in)es of David Bowie and the New Pop3.4. Pop-Englishness and Politics: The White British Soul BoysChapter 4: The Road to Britpop and Back4.1. Blairism and Cameronism: Pop, Politics and Englishness4.2. Morrissey as an International Outsider4.3. The North Strikes Back Madchester and the Northern Metaphor Revisited4.4. The Battle for Britpop4.5. Post-Britpop and the Ghosts of Englishnesses PastReferencesIndex
Series Title: Studies on popular culture
Responsibility: Kari Kallioniemi.


English pop music served a key role in defining, constructing and challenging various ideas about Englishness after World War II. Kallioniemi covers a range of styles of pop as he explores the  Read more...


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