Nordic Modernity and the Structure of the Musical Landscape

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This chapter outlines macro structural changes in the Nordic music landscape, drawing from sociological theory of modernity. The chapter identifies popular music in wider tensions in Nordic modernity, particularly in relation to shifting hegemonic cultures to uncover the underlying dynamics of tensions between shifting mainstream formations and their alternatives. Following this logic, musical style and taste involve positionings in relation to issues of capitalism, nationalism, and mass media. The chapter analyzes changes in the region’s music landscape within the region’s evolving modernity, particularly in the transition from a national to a more global modernity. This is illustrated by the declining status of Stockholm’s Anglo pop music industry as the region’s center into a more decentralized and networked transnational cultural geography.

TitelThe Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries
RedaktørerFabian Holt, Antti-Ville Kärjä
Antal sider17
ForlagOxford University Press
Publikationsdato1 sep. 2017
ISBN (Trykt)9780190603908
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780190603908
StatusUdgivet - 1 sep. 2017

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