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Modernism for and of the Masses? On Popular Modernisms

Graham, Stephen. 2018. Modernism for and of the Masses? On Popular Modernisms. In: Bjorn Heile and Charles Wilson, eds. The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music. Routledge. ISBN 9781472470409 [Book Section]

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Though often posed in oppositional terms, modernist and popular music have always shared common ground. This is reflected in a growing body of literature that examines crossover as much as conflict, but mutual entanglement has been the case from the get-go. It is of course important to understand modernism and pop as two fairly distinct forms, but the territory between them has proved fertile ground. This chapter studies that territory. It provides a critical synthesis of literature on the topic, and looks at a number of concrete musical examples of ‘popular modernism’, a limit case of pop/modernist entanglement.

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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music

Dates:

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28 September 2018Published

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24218

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18 Sep 2018 09:35

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18 Sep 2018 09:35

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/24218

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