The Oxford handbook of popular music in the Nordic countries

The Nordic countries, a group of countries spanning a large area of northern Europe and the North Atlantic, present unique natural and cultural environments in which popular music has come to play a significant role. Research on the region's music has largely followed national narratives and ig...

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Other Authors: Holt, Fabian (Editor), Karja, Antti-Ville (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Oxford University Press 2017, 2017
Series:Oxford handbooks online / Oxford handbooks online
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Collection: Oxford Handbook Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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520 |a The Nordic countries, a group of countries spanning a large area of northern Europe and the North Atlantic, present unique natural and cultural environments in which popular music has come to play a significant role. Research on the region's music has largely followed national narratives and ignored more complex geographies and transcultural issues. This first handbook of music in the Nordic countries explores the significance of popular music in the history of the region, with implications for broader debates about the region's uniqueness and its future. The chapters highlight music's place in media and tourism industries, in sustaining exotic images of the North, but also in more serious issues such as racism and environmentalism