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Dorothy Miell, Raymond MacDonald, and David J. Hargreaves

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198529361

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529361.001.0001

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Hippies vs hip-hop heads

Hippies vs hip-hop heads

an exploration of music's ability to communicate an alternative political agenda from the perspective of two divergent musical genres

(p.339) Chapter 16 Hippies vs hip-hop heads
Musical Communication

Janis McNair

John Powles

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the role of music in creating, communicating, and sustaining identities based on particular sub-cultures. It argues that music can be seen as a powerful medium for communicating intellectual and emotional messages. It draws specifically on 1960s protest music, notably that of Bob Dylan, and on hip-hop culture to illustrate these issues.

Keywords:   musical communication, protest music, Bob Dylan, hip-hop culture, non-verbal features, auditory features

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