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MOVING ROCK: Youth and pop in late modernity
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
1990 (English)In: Popular Music, ISSN 0261-1430, 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:liu:diva-15614DOI: 10.1017/S0261143000004104OAI: diva2:126767
Original publication: Johan Fornäs, MOVING ROCK: Youth and pop in late modernity, 1990, Popular Music, (9), 3, 291-306. Copyright: Cambridge University Press, from: 2008-11-21 Created: 2008-11-21 Last updated: 2009-05-14Bibliographically approved

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