MOVING ROCK: Youth and pop in late modernity
1990 (English)In: Popular Music, ISSN 0261-1430, Vol. 9, no 3, 291-306 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1990. Vol. 9, no 3, 291-306 p.
youth culture, popular music, peer groups, socialization, modernity, rock, identity
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15614DOI: 10.1017/S0261143000004104OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-15614DiVA: diva2:126767
Original publication: Johan Fornäs, MOVING ROCK: Youth and pop in late modernity, 1990, Popular Music, (9), 3, 291-306.http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=pmu. Copyright: Cambridge University Press, http://journals.cambridge.org/2008-11-212008-11-212009-05-14Bibliographically approved