To the Ends of the Earth: Northern Soul and Southern Nights in Western Australia

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    Northern Soul is a cultural phenomenon twice removed from its original source in Britain in the late 1960s. Rooted in gospel and rhythm and blues music, with pounding "four-to-the floor" beats, it is often accompanied by swirling strings, vibraphone flourishes, and infectious clapping. Since the 1960s Northern Soul has spread globally, via the Internet and migration, to such unlikely places as Medellin in Colombia. By giving voice to the members of this scene, this book explores theories about how identity and cultural literacy evolve through engagement with popular culture. It seeks to contribute to understandings about patterns of economic and media consumption, informal learning, intercultural communication, and about how migrants perceive themselves and form connections with others.

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    Number of Pages: 168
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780761860785
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    Listed in: Theory of music & musicology, Soul & R 'n' B, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
    Publisher: University Press of America

    Books by Paul Mercieca

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