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From Flappers to Rappers: The Origins, Evolution, and Demise of Youth Culture by Marcel Danesi (2018)

From Flappers to Rappers: The Origins, Evolution, and Demise of Youth Culture by Marcel Danesi (2018)

As there are already some titles informing about this “feature” of modernity (youth cultures), the title at hand by Marcel Danesi convinces with a solid introduction of what “the youth,” (“a youth,” “a teenager,” or a person in its “adolescence”) actually is and how the “species” was first, well, discovered by sociologist. And how, after […]

Bad Vibrations. The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease by James Kennaway (2012)

Bad Vibrations. The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease by James Kennaway (2012)

What an interesting find! From the pen of James Kennaway, a historian of medicine at Durham University with an interest in popular culture, this detailed account of the shifting representation of the nature, hidden dangers and even strategic uses of music now arrives. In the five main chapters of Kennaway’s study, music and disorder, nervous […]