Souvenirs, souvenirs La nostalgie dans les musiques populaires

Translated title of the contribution: Popular Music Nostalgia

Chris Tinker (Editor), Hugh Dauncey (Editor)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology


    Etymologically, nostalgia is a longing to return home. Music, as a temporal art, has numerous ways of suggesting or magnifying a vanished past, whether fantasized or actually experienced. This issue of Volume! offers a whole scope of various insights on the phenomenon of nostalgia, within a diversity of genres: French chanson, Canadian country song, cold wave… In turns a generational phenomenon, a marketing tool or an aesthetic cement for diverse musical communities, the protean aspect of nostalgia is investigated by the international contributors to this issue from a broad spectrum of social sciences. This issue aims at taking part in the pluridisciplinary debate on the central importance of nostalgia within popular music.
    Translated title of the contributionPopular Music Nostalgia
    Original languageFrench
    Place of PublicationDijon
    PublisherLes presses du réel
    Number of pages230
    ISBN (Print)978-2-913169-36-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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