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Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music

Youth and Permissive Social Change in British Music Papers, 1967–1983

Authors: Glen, Patrick

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  • Considers how the music press has shaped our understandings of youth, and their role in politics and social change
  • Assesses the frictions emerging from debates on modes of behaviour, identity and self-expression for a youth readership
  • Takes a thematic approach to uncovering and deconstructing viewpoints debated as elements of ‘permissiveness’
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This book is a work of press history that considers how the music press represented permissive social change for their youthful readership. Read by millions every week, the music press provided young people across the country with a guide to the sounds, personalities and controversies that shaped British popular music and, more broadly, British culture and society. 
By analysing music papers and oral history interviews with journalists and editors, Patrick Glen examines how papers represented a lucrative entertainment industry and mass press that had to negotiate tensions between alternative sentiments and commercial prerogatives. This book demonstrates, as a consequence, how music papers constructed political positions, public identities and social mores within the context of the market. As a result, descriptions and experiences of social change and youth were contingent on the understandings of class, gender, sexuality, race and locality. 

About the authors

Patrick Glen is a research fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and teaches Music Journalism at the University of Salford, UK. He is the former Research Associate at University College London, UK, working on the AHRC 'Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going' project. He is also a musician and music journalist. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: a Sea of Possibilities?

    Pages 1-22

    Glen, Patrick

  • Hungry Freaks, Well-fed Entertainers?: Something Different in the Music Press

    Pages 23-62

    Glen, Patrick

  • This is the Beginning of a New Age: New Papers, New Editors and the Underground

    Pages 63-104

    Glen, Patrick

  • ‘Obligatory Cosmopolitan Musical Viewpoint’?: Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s Music Press

    Pages 105-150

    Glen, Patrick

  • ‘The Titanic Sails at Dawn’: Punk Papers, Class, Youth and Deviance

    Pages 151-193

    Glen, Patrick

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eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91674-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91673-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Youth and Permissive Social Change in British Music Papers, 1967–1983
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91674-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91674-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91673-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 251
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