Apocalypse as critical dystopia in modern popular music : Journal for Religion, Film and Media

By: Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: Journal for Religion, Film and MediaPublisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] : Schüren Verlag, 2019Description: 1 Online-Ressource (69-94 p.)Online resources: In: Apocalyptic ImaginingsSummary: The last book of the New Testament has inspired countless narratives and cultural productions. In the realm of popular music the Apocalypse was embraced as synonymous of imminent catastrophe, generating a dystopian discourse. As a tool for analysis, the concept of “critical dystopia” has built a useful bridge between apocalyptic menaces, re-enchantment of the world, and social protest. On the other hand, “authenticity” is a sacred dimension within rock, the antidote of commercialism. This paper has two parts: first a conceptual review of the state of the questions and debate involved; and second, an exposition of selected songs, followed by a summary of their main traitsPPN: PPN: 1778482732Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-94-OAB
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