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MOVING ROCK: Youth and pop in late modernity
Linköpings universitet, Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9419-4883
1990 (English)In: Popular Music, ISSN 0261-1430, E-ISSN 1474-0095, Vol. 9, no 3, 291-306 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Popular music in late modernity contains crucial ambivalences that ask for a non-reduc­tionist cultural critique. To that end, a multi-dimensional model is suggested for understanding sources, learning pro­ces­ses, recent changes, and resistance forms in pop and youth culture. On an objective level, a growing systemic rationality of technology, politics and economy induces counter-powers and counter-institutions. On a social level, a gradual release from traditional norms and relations inspire experiments with counter-values and counter-groups. On a subjective level new narcissist personal traits develop, leading to counter-identities. On a cultural level a growing reflexivity make counter-cultures try out open and flexible forms of symbolic interaction and music making.

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1990. Vol. 9, no 3, 291-306 p.
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youth culture, popular music, peer groups, socialization, modernity, rock, identity
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25001DOI: 10.1017/S0261143000004104OAI: diva2:754656
Available from: 2014-10-10 Created: 2014-10-10 Last updated: 2014-11-03Bibliographically approved

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