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Youth and Permissive Social Change in British Music Papers, 1967–1983

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Considers how the music press has shaped our understandings of youth, and their role in politics and social change

  • Assesses the frictions emerging from debates on modes of behaviour, identity and self-expression for a youth readership

  • Takes a thematic approach to uncovering and deconstructing viewpoints debated as elements of ‘permissiveness’

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About this book

This book is a work of press history that considers how the music press represented permissive social change for their youthful readership. Read by millions every week, the music press provided young people across the country with a guide to the sounds, personalities and controversies that shaped British popular music and, more broadly, British culture and society. 

By analysing music papers and oral history interviews with journalists and editors, Patrick Glen examines how papers represented a lucrative entertainment industry and mass press that had to negotiate tensions between alternative sentiments and commercial prerogatives. This book demonstrates, as a consequence, how music papers constructed political positions, public identities and social mores within the context of the market. As a result, descriptions and experiences of social change and youth were contingent on the understandings of class, gender, sexuality, race and locality. 

Keywords

  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Class
  • Activism
  • Music press

Authors and Affiliations

  • University College London, London, UK

    Patrick Glen

About the author

Patrick Glen is a research fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and teaches Music Journalism at the University of Salford, UK. He is the former Research Associate at University College London, UK, working on the AHRC 'Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going' project. He is also a musician and music journalist. 

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USD 69.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-91674-3
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book
USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)