Music, youth and moral panics in France, 1960 to the present

Warne, Christopher (2006) Music, youth and moral panics in France, 1960 to the present. Historia Actual Online, 11. pp. 51-64. ISSN 1696-2060

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Abstract: French society since 1945 has been characterised by a generally negative social discourse on youth, frequently precipitated by specific anxieties that relate to the emergence of apparently new groups onto the social scene. This article undertakes a comparative study of two such moments, when moral panics and an accompanying discourse of control developed in relation to the apparence of new forms of popular music in France: rock’n’roll in the early 1960s, and techno in the mid-1990s. On the basis of this comparison, it draws some conclusions about the relationship between regulatory authority and the ordinary citizen in France, and about the evolving role of the state.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DC History of France
Depositing User: Christopher Warne
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:59
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2012 15:45
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