Britpop and the English Music Tradition

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Andy Bennett, Jon Stratton
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Music - 225 pages
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This text examines issues such as the historical antecedents of Britpop, the subjectivities governing the performative conventions of Britpop, the cultural context within which Britpop unfolded, and its influence on the post-Britpop music scene in the UK.
  

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Contents

Music Hall and the Commercialization of English Popular Music
11
Skiffle Variety and Englishness
27
Englishing Popular Music in the 1960s
41
The Gendered History of Britpop
57
Britpop Traces 19701980
71
Labouring the Point? The Politics of Britpop inNew Britain
89
The Britpop Sound
103
Britpop or Engpop?
123
Music and Laddism in Britpop
145
PopEnglishness and PostBritpop Guitar Bands
163
PostMillennial Grooves
179
Bibliography
193
Index
211
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