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    'Madchester Rave on': Placing the Fragments of Popular Music

    Halfacree, Keith H. and Kitchin, Rob (1996) 'Madchester Rave on': Placing the Fragments of Popular Music. Area, 28 (1). pp. 47-55. ISSN 0004-0894

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    Geographers have neglected popular music, in spite of its key role in cultural identity. Using the example of Manchester, we outline geography's role in forging a certain distinctiveness to the city's 'independent 'music. It is suggested that such musical fragments, which complement and contrast with the global aspirations of mainstream popular music, feed into the formation of postmodern 'neo-tribes'.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at
    Keywords: cultural identity; popular music; geography; tribes;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 3944
    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 14:56
    Journal or Publication Title: Area
    Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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