Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music

Quadrophenia and Mod(ern) Culture

Editors: Thurschwell, Pamela (Ed.)

  • Explores the importance of Quadrophenia to British cultural history and subcultural studies from the 1970s onwards
  • Examines the interaction of Quadrophenia with class, culture, identity, genre, gender and sexuality
  • Contains interviews with Frank Roddam, film director, and Ethan Russell, photographer
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This collection explores the centrality of The Who’s classic album, and Franc Roddam’s cult classic film of adolescent life, Quadrophenia to the recent cultural history of Britain, to British subcultural studies, and to a continuing fascination with Mod style and culture. The interdisciplinary chapters collected here set the album and film amongst critical contexts including gender and sexuality studies, class analysis, and the film and album’s urban geographies, seeing Quadrophenia as a transatlantic phenomenon and as a perennial adolescent story. Contributors view Quadrophenia through a variety of lenses, including the Who’s history and reception, the 1970s English political and social landscape, the adolescent novel of development (the bildungsroman), the perception of the film through the eyes of Mods and Mod revivalists, 1970s socialist politics, punk, glam, sharp suits, scooters and the Brighton train, arguing for the continuing richness of Quadrophenia’s depiction of the adolescent dilemma. The volume includes new interviews with Franc Roddam, director of Quadrophenia, and the photographer Ethan Russell, who took the photos for the album’s famous photo booklet.

About the authors

Pamela Thurschwell is Reader in English Literature at the University of Sussex, UK. Her publications include Literature, Technology and Magical Thinking, 1880–1920 (2001) and Sigmund Freud (2000). She has also published widely on pop music, including essays on Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Costello. She is currently writing a book on the temporality of adolescence in twentieth century.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Dressed Right for a Beach Fight

    Thurschwell, Pamela

    Pages 1-9

  • Brighton Rocked: Mods, Rockers, and Social Change During the Early 1960s

    Osgerby, Bill

    Pages 13-34

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  • “Who (the Fuck) Are You?”: Out with the In-Crowd in Quadrophenia

    Winsworth, Ben

    Pages 35-50

  • Discovering the Who’s Mod Past: The American Reception of Quadrophenia

    Feldman-Barrett, Christine

    Pages 51-66

  • Heatwave: Mod, Cultural Studies, and the Counterculture

    Cooper, Sam

    Pages 67-81

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64752-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quadrophenia and Mod(ern) Culture
Editors
  • Pamela Thurschwell
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64753-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64753-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64752-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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