'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 www3.interscience.wiley.com
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

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