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Never mind the authentic : you wanted the spectacle, you've got the spectacle (and nothing else matters?)

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Never mind the authentic : you wanted the spectacle, you've got the spectacle (and nothing else matters?)

Nelson, Wade Gordon James (1997) Never mind the authentic : you wanted the spectacle, you've got the spectacle (and nothing else matters?). Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis examines criteria of valuation in regard to popular music. Rock press coverage of particular events within the domain of popular music in 1996 were examined in regard to criteria of valuation (specifically the Sex Pistols reunion and tour, the original lineup/Kabuki makeup reunion and tour of KISS, and the release of a new album and the headlining of the Lollapalooza tour by Metallica). It was seen that there were not only the expected authentic versus inauthentic considerations in regard to criteria of valuation, but a second sensibility that could be termed a "postmodern" one. Furthermore, this thesis shows a complexity in regard to the ways in which rock writers evaluate particular popular music events beyond both the criteria of valuation of authenticity and what may be referred to as a postmodern sensibility. In this thesis, the receptions of rock writers (working within the rock press) of these three events of 1996 have been examined in order to illuminate how criteria of valuation were espoused.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Nelson, Wade Gordon James
Pagination:v, 112 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Communication Studies
Date:1997
Thesis Supervisor(s):Allor, Martin
ID Code:328
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:11
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:13
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