By Irene Morra
This e-book bargains a massive exploration of the social and cultural value of well known track to modern celebrations of Britishness. instead of delivering a background of renowned track or an itemization of indigenous musical features, it exposes the influential cultural and nationalist rhetoric round renowned tune and the dissemination of that rhetoric in a number of types. because the Sixties, renowned tune has passed literature to turn into the dominant signifier of recent British tradition and id. This place has been enforced in pop culture, literature, information and tune media, political rhetoric -- and in a lot well known track itself, which has turn into more and more self-conscious concerning the expectation that tune either articulate and take place the inherent values and id of the trendy kingdom. This research examines the consequences of such practices and a few of the social and cultural values they build and implement. It identifies dominant, conflicting structures round well known tune: tune because the voice of an indigenous English ‘folk’, and song because the voice of a re-emergent British Empire. those buildings aren't simply contradictory but in addition specific, prescribing a social and musical identification for the state that ignores its higher inventive, nationwide, and cultural range. This booklet is the 1st to provide a complete critique of an exceptionally strong discourse in England that at the present time informs dominant formulations of English and British nationwide identification, historical past, and culture.
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Britishness, Popular Music, and National Identity: The Making of Modern Britain (Routledge Studies in Popular Music) by Irene Morra