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Beyond Subculture : Pop, Youth and Identity in a Postcolonial World - Rupa Huq

Beyond Subculture

Pop, Youth and Identity in a Postcolonial World

By: Rupa Huq

Paperback Published: 28th March 2006
ISBN: 9780415278157
Number Of Pages: 217

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Presenting a new approach to the study of youth culture and popular music, Beyond Subculture re-examines the link between music and subcultures and asks the question; in an ageing world, can pop music still be an automatic metaphor for youth culture?

Using case studies and first-hand interviews with consumer and producers including Noel Gallagher and Talvin Singh, Rupa Huq investigates a series of musically-centred global youth cultures including hip-hop, electronic dance music and bhangra.

With 'Generation X' becoming an increasingly redundant term, this book will help students redefine their ideas of youth culture and will be an invaluable addition to their studies.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introduction: youth culture at the turn of the centuryp. 1
Theortical overviewp. 7
Rethinking subculture: a critique for the twenty-first centuryp. 9
Age and culture: diversifying discourses beyond subculturep. 25
Theorising youth pop music meanings, production and consumption beyond subculturep. 42
Case-studiesp. 61
World in motion: bhangra, post-bhangra and rai as second generation sounds in inauthentic timesp. 63
Deconstructing difference in dance music: subculture and club culture at the turn of the centuryp. 90
Selling, selling out or resisting dominant discourses? Rap and the uses of hip-hop culturep. 110
White noise: identity and nation in grunge, Britpop and beyondp. 135
Conclusion: rethinking youth and pop beyond subculturep. 156
Notesp. 168
Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780415278157
ISBN-10: 0415278155
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 28th March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1