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'As a friend, as a trend, as an old memory' : popular music, memory and power

Strong, Catherine Louise


This thesis examines the relationship between memory and popular music. In order to make a claim for the validity of the field, popular music studies have often focused on the political and oppositional qualities of such music. It is argued in the thesis that although a form of popular culture such as grunge presents challenges to existing power relations, these challenges are often defused in the way grunge is remembered by the majority of fans. This is demonstrated through the examination of...[Show more]

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