Introduction

I first began looking for ways to write about the artists discussed in this book in the mid-to-late 1990s. The timing matters for a several reasons—a vaguely discernible twenty-year cycle of rubbishing and rehabilitation in much postwar popular culture, for instance; the generational and technologic...

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Published in: The Persistence of Sentiment p. 1
Main Author: Mitchell Morris
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of California Press 04-29-2013
Edition: 1
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Summary: I first began looking for ways to write about the artists discussed in this book in the mid-to-late 1990s. The timing matters for a several reasons—a vaguely discernible twenty-year cycle of rubbishing and rehabilitation in much postwar popular culture, for instance; the generational and technological shifts that enabled the appearance of a broader range of values and investments among critics, whether professional, amateur, or somewhere in between; or for that matter, a gradual shift in academic writing about popular music from a largely defensive, morally and aesthetically engagé style of scholarship to one more willing to give itself up
ISBN: 0520242858
9780520242852
DOI: 10.1525/j.ctt2jcbdh.4