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Adorno is a punk rocker: Negation and 80s alternative rock music


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It is a “rite of passage” for the aspiring pop music scholar, myself included, to refute Theodor Adorno’s well-known condemnation of popular music (Gendron, 1986; Toynbee, 2000: 3-8; Middleton, 1990: 34-63). But why has the Adorno refutation remained so central to our critical endeavour? Isn’t it time we moved on?

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Conference held 3-6 December, 2005, in Wellington, New Zealand
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adorno, alternative rock, negation, independent labels
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Matthew Bannister
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2009 03:28
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:16

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