New PDF release: Down With Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence

By Paul Rekret

ISBN-10: 1910924490

ISBN-13: 9781910924495

occasionally renowned song registers our matters and anxieties extra lucidly than we recognize. this can be obvious with regards to an amazing of youth innocence in speedy decay in fresh decades.

So claims Down with formative years, because it takes in psychedelia’s preoccupation with rebirth and inner-children, the fascination with juvenilia amidst an ebbing united kingdom rave scene and dozens of nursery rhyme hip-hop choruses spawned by means of successful Jay-Z tune.

As it examines the usually complicated units of meanings to which the occasional presence of youngsters in pop songs attests, the ebook pauses at Musical Youth’s ‘Pass the Dutchie’ and different one-hit teenager wonders, the profession paths of kid stars together with Michael Jackson and Britney Spears, radical experiments in loose jazz, and Black Panther encouraged children’s soul groups.

In the method, a unique argument starts to emerge bearing on the customarily remarked concern of adolescence to altering reviews of labor and play and eventually, to an ongoing capitalist predicament that underlies them.

Show description

Read or Download Down With Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence PDF

Similar popular culture books

Download e-book for kindle: Reading Bernstein, Researching Bernstein by Brian Davies,Ana Morais,Johan Muller

Basil Bernstein is arguably probably the most vital academic theorists of the past due twentieth century. while so much lecturers and scholars in sociology of schooling understand of Bernstein, few can declare to totally comprehend the scope and gear of his paintings, which easily can't be matched through any of his contemporaries.

Grant David McCracken's Transformations: Identity Construction in Contemporary PDF

Self reinvention has turn into a preoccupation of latest tradition. within the final decade, Hollywood made a 500-million-dollar wager in this suggestion with videos comparable to Multiplicity, struggle membership, eXistenZ, and trap Me when you Can. Self reinvention marks the careers of Madonna, Ani DiFranco, Martha Stewart, and Robin Williams.

Download e-book for kindle: Cosmopolitan Geographies: New Locations in Literature and by Vinay Dharwadker

This ebook highlights the simplest new interdisciplinary study at the conception and perform of cosmopolitanism, with a unique specialize in the cosmopolitan literatures of Europe, Asia, Africa, and North the USA, from medieval instances to the present.

Get Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight PDF

Girl megastar and getting older: again within the highlight interrogates the myriad ways that megastar tradition constructs hugely obvious ideologies of femininity and getting old, and the way getting old woman celebrities have negotiated the media in various commercial, historic and nationwide contexts. within the period whilst the ‘baby boomers’ have begun drawing their pensions, the limits of what constitutes ‘old age’ have by no means appeared extra fluid, and getting older hasn't ever been provided through advertisers and sellers in a extra dynamic model.

Additional resources for Down With Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence

Example text

Download PDF sample

Down With Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence by Paul Rekret

by George

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 34 votes