Category Archives: music

Britpop at the BBC

To celebrate to 20th anniversary of the Britpop music scene, the BBC have various programmes and other features. These are all described, with links to podcasts, on the Britpop at the BBC site. It is taking place all week, but … Continue reading

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Youth Subcultures: What are they now?

There is a really interesting piece on youth subcultures by Alexis Petridis in The Guardian. He attempts to think through the forms that subcultures take today, using examples and some reflections from sociologists. The piece raises some questions about the … Continue reading

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A third review of Punk Sociology

It’s been great to see people using blogs and the like to respond to Punk Sociology. A third review has just been published on Tracey Yeadon-Lee’s blog (I posted about the previous two reviews here and here). I understand that a … Continue reading

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Smokey Robinson and Love

In the third instalment in his series of posts on music for the Theory, Culture & Society site, Les Back has written a piece on Smokey Robinson and Love (its open access). It’s an amazing piece that looks at sociological questions … Continue reading

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20 things to read about the music industry

Toby Bennett has posted 20 things to read about the music industry. These are all publications from the last year, there are also some notes at the end about forthcoming books. It’s a comprehensive list, plus it is useful for … Continue reading

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Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding and Freedom’s Yearning by Les Back

Les back has written a second piece on music for the Theory, Culture & Society site. This time it’s on Otis Redding (and follows the previous piece on Junior Murvin).

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A second review of Punk Sociology

Last week I posted a link to Deborah Lupton’s review of Punk Sociology. A second review of the book has now been published, its by Jon Rainford and is available on his blog.

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