Palgrave European Film and Media Studies

Eastern European Popular Music in a Transnational Context

Beyond the Borders

Editors: Mazierska, Ewa, Győri, Zsolt (Eds.)

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  • Examines a previously under-researched area of popular music and Eastern European studies 
  • Written by authors with a local knowledge 
  • Covers production and consumption of popular music, including music festivals  
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This volume examines the transnational character of popular music since the Cold War era to the present. Bringing together the cross-disciplinary research of native scholars, Eastern European Popular Music in a Transnational Context expands our understanding of the movement of physical music, musicians and genres through the Iron Curtain and within the region of Eastern Europe. With case studies ranging from Goran Bregović, Czesław Niemen, the reception of Leonard Cohen in Poland, the Estonian punk scene to the Intervision Song Contest, the book discusses how the production and reception of popular music in the region has always been heavily influenced by international trends and how varied strategies allowed performers and fans to acquire cosmopolitan identities. Cross-disciplinary in nature, the investigations are informed by political, social and cultural history, reception studies, sociology and marketing and are largely based on archival research and interviews.

About the authors

Ewa Mazierska is Professor of Film Studies, at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She has published over twenty monographs and edited collections on film and popular music including, most recently, Popular Viennese Electronic Music, 1990–2015: A Cultural History (2019) and Sounds Northern: Popular Music, Culture and Place in England’s North (2018). Mazierska’s work is translated into over twenty languages. She is also principal editor of the journal Studies in Eastern European Cinema.


Zsolt Győri is Assistant Professor at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. He is the author of Films, Auteurs, Critical-Clinical Readings (2014) and has co-edited six volumes, including Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe with Ewa Mazierska (2018). He also serves as the associate editor of the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies.

Reviews

“Eastern Europe is a highly diverse region with rich history and culture. Although the same can be said for Eastern European popular music, academic writing on this topic is far from exhaustive. It is great, therefore, to see this gap filled by a well-written, comprehensive contribution that will be a useful resource for academics and students alike.” (Patryk Galuszka, Associate Professor, University of Lodz, Poland)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Crossing National and Regional Borders in Eastern European Popular Music

    Pages 1-24

    Mazierska, Ewa (et al.)

  • Loopholes in the Iron Curtain: Obtaining Western Music in State Socialist Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 1980s

    Pages 27-47

    Havlík, Adam

  • Quiet Fanaticism: The Phenomenon of Leonard Cohen’s Popularity in Poland

    Pages 49-73

    Mazierska, Ewa (et al.)

  • Authenticity and Orientalism: Cultural Appropriations in the Polish Alternative Music Scene in the 1970s and 1980s

    Pages 75-99

    Stańczyk, Xawery

  • Eastern Europe as Punk Frontier

    Pages 101-116

    Ventsel, Aimar

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eastern European Popular Music in a Transnational Context
Book Subtitle
Beyond the Borders
Editors
  • Ewa Mazierska
  • Zsolt Győri
Series Title
Palgrave European Film and Media Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17034-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17034-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17033-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 243
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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