Popular Music and the Rise of Populism in Europe (Paperback)

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Popular Music and the Rise of Populism in Europe (Paperback)

By Mario Dunkel (Editor), Melanie Schiller (Editor)

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This book focuses on the role of popular music in the rise of populism in Europe, centering on the music-related processes of sociocultural normalization and the increasing prevalence of populist discourses in contemporary society. In its innovative combination of approaches drawing from (ethno)musicology, sociology, and political science, as well as media and cultural studies, this book develops a culture-oriented approach to populism. Based on shared research questions, an original theoretical framework and a combination of innovative methodologies that pay attention to the specific socio-historical contexts, taking into account musical material as well as processes of reception, the five chapters in this volume offer detailed analyses of the nexus of popular music and populism in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Sweden. All of these countries have seen a marked increase in populist parties and discourses over the last years, as well as significant interactions between populism and popular music. This book will be essential reading for those investigating popular music as a crucial aspect in the study of populism as a cultural phenomenon in Europe.
Mario Dunkel is Assistant Professor for Music Education with a focus on transcultural music mediation at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.Melanie Schiller is Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Popular Music at the University of Groningen.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032275239
ISBN-10: 1032275235
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 26th, 2024
Pages: 210
Language: English