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Elvis Costello and Thatcherism - A Psycho-Social Exploration (Electronic book text, New edition)
Elvis Costello and Thatcherism - A Psycho-Social Exploration (Electronic book text, New edition): Richard Ormrod, David Pilgrim
Elvis Costello and Thatcherism - A Psycho-Social Exploration (Electronic book text, New edition): Richard Ormrod, David Pilgrim

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Elvis Costello and Thatcherism - A Psycho-Social Exploration (Electronic book text, New edition)

Richard Ormrod, David Pilgrim; Series edited by Stan Hawkins, Lori Burns

Series: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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The emergence of Thatcherism around 1980, which ushered in a period of neo-liberalism in British politics that still resonates today, led musicians, like other artists, to respond to their context of production. This book uses the early work of one of these musicians, Elvis Costello, to explore the relationship between popular music and politics in one historical period. It is not a biography but an exploration of the interaction between a creative musician's works and their context of constraint and opportunity. Pilgrim and Ormrod unpack the political meaning of Thatcherism and deal with matters arising in that political context about Costello's life but which had resonance for many others at the time (and still do). These topics include the politics of race, class, gender and ageing, emphasising the recurring theme of nostalgia in modern and post-modern life. Throughout the book examples are provided of Costello's songs and how they work musically to illustrate or stimulate the contextual discussion. The book will be of significant interest to musicologists, sociologists and social psychologists.

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Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Release date: September 2013
Authors: Richard Ormrod • David Pilgrim
Series editors: Stan Hawkins • Lori Burns
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 160
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-4094-4963-8
Barcode: 9781409449638
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-4094-4963-7

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