Coded Lyrics: The Poetics of Argentine Rock Under Censorship and Beyond (Liverpool Latin American Studies #31) (Hardcover)

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Coded Lyrics: The Poetics of Argentine Rock Under Censorship and Beyond (Liverpool Latin American Studies #31) (Hardcover)

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Coded Lyrics is the first comprehensive academic work dedicated to unraveling the lyrical intricacies of Argentine rock in the English language. This book redefines the narrative of rock history, shedding light on the distinctive journey undertaken by South American rock music amidst a unique set of contextual challenges, far removed from its English-speaking counterparts. Within this vibrant musical landscape, Argentine rock emerges as a shining example of cultural resistance in the region.

Focusing intently on Argentina's tumultuous authoritarian decades and the post-dictatorship era, this book delves deep into the heart of the Argentine rock genre's lyrical content. It vividly portrays the ongoing struggle between the state and the public, where identity, language, and perception converge around the powerful medium of rock music. Coded Lyrics is not a conventional musicological study; instead, it serves as a meticulous exploration of language and culture.

With captivating prose, the book unravels the genesis of Argentine rock, placing language at its epicentre. Through a thorough examination of rock lyrics, this work unveils the artful manipulation of language as a vehicle for resistance. It illuminates the unexpected consequences of censorship in Argentina, with Argentine rock lyrics standing as a compelling testament to the transformative power of art in the face of totalitarianism.

Mara Favoretto is an Associate Professor of Spanish & Latin American Studies at The University of Melbourne.
Product Details ISBN: 9781835532300
ISBN-10: 1835532306
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Liverpool Latin American Studies