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.

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