Musical and Social Structures: Marxist Interpretations of Popular Music in the 1960s and early 1970s in Hungary and the UK

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Title Musical and Social Structures: Marxist Interpretations of Popular Music in the 1960s and early 1970s in Hungary and the UK
 
Creator Barna, Emília
Ignácz, Ádám
 
Subject Sociology of Music; Popular Music Studies
Popular Music Studies; Marxism; Eastern Europe; New Left; Maróthy
 
Description Popular music studies as a field has been criticised from within for still predominantly favouring sociological approaches, as opposed to offering an analysis of the musical text that incorporates the social. What is missing from such debates, however, is that writings calling for a popular music aesthetic are almost as old as the scholarly study of popular music. Andrew Chester’s “For a Rock Aesthetic”, published in New Left Review in 1970 is an example. Popular music studies, however, also produced works in Eastern Europe at around the same time, building on the results of a new Marxist musicology and sociology of music that drew on both musical and sociological aspects in music analysis. We compare British leftist and Marxist analyses of popular music phenomena of the 1960s and early 1970s with the work of Hungarian scholars such as János Maróthy looking at trends in popular music from a Marxist perspective.
 
Publisher IASPM - International Association for the Study of Popular Music
 
Contributor Bolyai János Scholarship
 
Date 2018-12-10
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Historical Inquiry
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal/article/view/902
 
Source IASPM@Journal; Vol 8, No 2 (2018): Open Issue; 2 - 17
2079-3871
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal/article/view/902/pdf
 
Coverage United Kingdom, Hungary
1960s-1970s

 
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