Media narratives in popular music

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Bloomsbury Publishing,, New York, United States, p.1 online resource (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01011269, (OCoLC)fst01011357, (OCoLC)fst01030706, (OCoLC)fst01071422, (OCoLC)fst01071460, bicssc, fast, History and criticism., Journalism (Film & Media), Mass media, Mass media and music., Moral and ethical aspects., Music & Sound Studies., Music and Culture (Music), Music and Media (Music), Music Biographies (Music), Music reviews & criticism., Musical criticism., Popular music, Popular Music (Music), Popular music., Social aspects.


Bloomsbury Academic.Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction Chris Anderton and Martin James (Solent University, UK) -- SECTION 1 Narratives of Identity -- 1. Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Gender, Generation and Political Economy on the Northern Soul Scene Sarah Raine (Edinburgh Napier University, UK) and Tim Wall (Birmingham City University, UK) -- 2. Paid My Dues: Key Debates in the 1970s Feminist Music Press Ann-Marie Hanlon (Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland) -- 3. They re Not In It Like The Man Dem : How Gendered Narratives Contradict Patriarchal Discourse in Electronic Dance Music Julia Toppin (University of Hertfordshire, UK) -- 4. From Islam to Yeezies: How Consumerism Replaced Knowledge in the Media Narratives of Post-9/11 Hip-Hop Martin James (Solent University, UK) -- SECTION 2. Narratives of Genre -- 5. Exiles in Madison Square Garden : Critical Reception and Journalistic Narratives of Progressive Rock in Melody Maker Magazine, 1971 1976 Chris Anderton (Solent University, UK) -- 6. Alternative Before Alternative: The Pre-Punk History of a 90s Genre Theo Cateforis (Syracuse University, USA) -- 7. Never Mind the B... , Here's Three Minutes of Prog Andy Bennett (Griffith University, Australia) -- 8. "There's a Crack in the Union Jack" -- Questioning National Identity in the Britpop Years: The Britpop Counter-Narrative Johnny Hopkins (Solent University, UK) -- SECTION 3. Narratives Constructed -- 9. Compromised Histories: The Impact of Production Pressures on the Construction of Historical Narratives in Popular Music Documentaries Sarah Baker (Griffith University, Australia), Lauren Istvandity (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia), Zelmarie Cantillon (Western Sydney University, Australia) and Shane Homan (Monash University, Australia) -- 10. When a History of Gender Representation Meets the Nostalgic Storytelling of Hot Press Magazine Yvonne Kiely (Kiely Management, USA) -- 11. Punk Fanzines, Subcultural Consecration, and Hidden Female Histories in Early British Punk Karen Fournier (University of Michigan, USA) -- 12. Tales from the Turntables: "Narrating" and "Narrativizing" the "First Club DJ" Maren Hancock (York University, UK) -- Index."The historical significance of music-makers, music scenes, and music genres has long been mediated through academic and popular press publications such as magazines, films, and television documentaries. Media Narratives in Popular Music examines these various publications and questions how and why they are constructed. It considers the typically linear narratives that are based on simplifications, exaggerations, and omissions and the histories they construct - an approach that leads to totalizing official histories that reduce otherwise messy narratives to one-dimensional interpretations of a heroic and celebratory nature. This book questions the basis on which these mediated histories are constructed, highlights other, hidden, histories that have otherwise been neglected, and explores a range of topics including consumerism, the production pressure behind documentaries, punk fanzines, Rolling Stones covers, and more."--Compliant with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Content is displayed as HTML full text which can easily be resized or read with assistive technology, with mark-up that allows screen readers and keyboard-only users to navigate easily.Description based upon online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed December 20, 2021).