This domain is for sale! DN Epic Store - Mighty Pack Of Catching Domain Names Site Map My Cart View cart: 0 items
 

Popular Music in Contemporary France : Authenticity, Politics, Debate (Berg French Studies Series)

David L. Looseley. Popular Music in Contemporary France : Authenticity, Politics, Debate (Berg French Studies Series) Authors:David L. Looseley.
Publisher:
Year:2003
Serie:
Pages:256
Sizes:
Price:990 rub.
Buy

Book Summary:
Book Description 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 havebeen 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...

More books by David L. Looseley

Also Bought