Britishness, Popular Music, and National Identity
The Making of Modern Britain
|Series title:||Routledge Studies in Popular Music Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $128.00|
| Book Description: |
This book offers a major exploration of the social and cultural importance of popular music to contemporary celebrations of Britishness. Rather than providing a history of popular music or an itemization of indigenous musical qualities, it exposes the influential cultural and nationalist rhetoric around popular music and the dissemination of that rhetoric in various forms. Since the 1960s, popular music has surpassed literature to become the dominant signifier of modern British...