"In the mid-twentieth century, pop music joined classical and folk as an important site of the formation and renewal of nationalism. Rock 'n' Roll and Nationalism: A Multinational Perspective, deals -- in essays on Croatia, Bosnia, England, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Slovenia, and the United States -- with the fascinating interplay between national and nationalistic identities and emotions and the rock music idiom. This scholarly enquiry brings together the talents of observers of popular music, including academic and independent scholars, and rock performers and journalists. Though the authors use many methodologies to get at their subjects, they all include thick description of the cultural systems around which rock in the eight different countries is structured. The author's insights into the detail and nuance of their topics will lead readers to new understanding of the subject of rock and roll and nationalism, and also provide them with a fruitful jumping off point for thoughtful further research. Most of the papers included in this volume were presented at two extraordinary international conferences, Popular Music and National Culture, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in November 2000 and Crossroads in Cultural Studies, held in Tampere, Finland, in June-July 2002"--Publishers web site.
Notes on transliteration Foreword / Dave Laing Introduction / Mark Yoffe Ch. 1. Some people in this town don't want to die like a hero: multiculturalism and the alternative music scene in Sarajevo, 1992-1996 / Nikolai Jeffs Ch. 2. The decline and fall of Rock 'n Roll: main characteristics and trends of Coratioan popular music in the second half of the nineteen-nineties / Branko Kostelnik Ch. 3. English Rock 'n Roll- an expression of non-belligerent Nationalism / Kenneth Roseman Ch. 4. East of Rock: the development of Finnish National Rock / Tarja Rautiainen Ch. 5. Retro-Nationalism? Rock music in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) / Patricia Simpson Ch. 6. Hungary's Cold War Rock 'n Roll spring: an interview with Andras Simonyi, Hungarian ambasador to the U.S. / Andrea Collins, Mark Yoffe Ch. 7. Conceptual carnival: Natioanl elements in Russian nationalistic Rock music / Mark Yoffe Ch. 8. On the realtationship of global and local music production: Mario Marzidovšek and his independent label Marzidovshekminimalaboratorium / Rajko Mursic Ch. 9. National Zapprobat: reinterpreting Frank Zappa through a patriotic lens / Aaron Mulvaney Bibliography Discography Endnotes.
Includes bibliographical references: (p. 146-168).
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