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The Resource Youth and rock in the Soviet bloc : youth cultures, music, and the state in Russia and Eastern Europe, edited by William Jay Risch

Youth and rock in the Soviet bloc : youth cultures, music, and the state in Russia and Eastern Europe, edited by William Jay Risch

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Youth and rock in the Soviet bloc : youth cultures, music, and the state in Russia and Eastern Europe
Title
Youth and rock in the Soviet bloc
Title remainder
youth cultures, music, and the state in Russia and Eastern Europe
Statement of responsibility
edited by William Jay Risch
Creator
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Youth and Rock in the Soviet Bloc' explores the rise of youth as consumers of popular culture and the globalization of popular music in Russia and Eastern Europe. This collection of essays challenges assumptions that Communist leaders and Western-influenced youth cultures were inimically hostile to one another. While initially banning Western cultural trends like jazz and rock-and-roll, Communist leaders accommodated elements of rock and pop music to develop their own socialist popular music. They promoted organized forms of leisure to turn young people away from excesses of style perceived to be Western. Popular song and officially sponsored rock and pop bands formed a socialist beat that young people listened and danced to. Young people attracted to the music and subcultures of the capitalist West still shared the values and behaviors of their peers in Communist youth organizations. Despite problems providing youth with consumer goods, leaders of Soviet bloc states fostered a socialist alternative to the modernity the capitalist West promised. Underground rock musicians thus shared assumptions about culture that Communist leaders had instilled. Still, competing with influences from the capitalist West had its limits. State-sponsored rock festivals and rock bands encouraged a spirit of rebellion among young people. Official perceptions of what constituted culture limited options for accommodating rock and pop music and Western youth cultures. Youth countercultures that originated in the capitalist West, like hippies and punks, challenged the legitimacy of Communist youth organizations and their sponsors. Government media and police organs wound up creating oppositional identities among youth gangs. Failing to provide enough Western cultural goods to provincial cities helped fuel resentment over the Soviet Union's capital, Moscow, and encourage support for breakaway nationalist movements that led to the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. Despite the Cold War, in both the Soviet bloc and in the capitalist West, political elites responded to perceived threats posed by youth cultures and music in similar manners. Young people participated in a global youth culture while expressing their own local views of the world.--
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Risch, William Jay
Dewey number
306.484260947
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Music and state
  • Music and state
  • Youth
  • Youth
  • Cold War
Label
Youth and rock in the Soviet bloc : youth cultures, music, and the state in Russia and Eastern Europe, edited by William Jay Risch
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17683798
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780739166932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)892055977
Label
Youth and rock in the Soviet bloc : youth cultures, music, and the state in Russia and Eastern Europe, edited by William Jay Risch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17683798
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780739166932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)892055977

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