Paul Rekret's Down with Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence PDF

By Paul Rekret

ISBN-10: 1910924490

ISBN-13: 9781910924495

occasionally well known song registers our issues and anxieties extra lucidly than we have an understanding of. this can be glaring on the subject of an excellent of youth innocence in fast decay in fresh decades.

So claims Down with Childhood, as it takes in psychedelia’s preoccupation with rebirth and inner-children, the fascination with juvenilia amidst an ebbing united kingdom rave scene and dozens of nursery rhyme hip-hop choruses spawned by means of successful Jay-Z tune.

As it examines the customarily advanced units of meanings to which the occasional presence of kids in pop songs attests, the e-book pauses at Musical Youth’s ‘Pass the Dutchie’ and different one-hit teenager wonders, the occupation paths of kid stars together with Michael Jackson and Britney Spears, radical experiments in loose jazz, and Black Panther stimulated children’s soul groups.

In the method, a unique argument starts to emerge pertaining to the usually remarked challenge of youth to altering reports of labor and play and finally, to an ongoing capitalist predicament that underlies them.

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