Youth culture and social change: making a difference by making a noise

Gildart, Keith, Gough-Yates, Anna, Lincoln, Sian, Osgerby, Bill, Street, John, Webb, Pete, Worley, Matthew and Robinson, Lucy, eds. (2017) Youth culture and social change: making a difference by making a noise. Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music . Palgrave, UK.

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Abstract

Youth Culture and Social Change maps out new ways to historicise two overlapping political responses to economic and social change: public unrest and popular culture. Throughout the 1980s young people took to the streets, whether in formal marches organised by trade unions, political groups like the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) or Reclaim the Night, or in spontaneous, collective outbursts of disorder. Wherever young people were present in forms of protest there, too, was music. The riots of the 1980s have their own soundtrack that has formed part of the collective memory of the decade. People rocked against racism, sexism, ‘the bomb’ and the fragmentation of working-class communities. The popular music charts recognised the voices of protest in singers like Pauline Black, Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Morrissey and Paul Weller, whose songs of resistance gained both commercial and critical success

Item Type: Edited Book
Keywords: Popular Culture, Music, Resistance, Riots, Youth Culture, Policing, Social Change, Race, Thatcher's Britain, Public Disorder,
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
Depositing User: Lucy Robinson
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 09:50
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 09:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67457

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