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Reading Production and Culture

UK Teen Girl Comics from 1955 to 1960

Joan Ormrod

. They differed from better known comics such as School Friend, Bunty , and Girl , produced for younger female readers, because they featured romance stories, make up and fashion advice, quizzes, and pop music and they were aimed at an older female

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DIY, im Eigenverlag

East German Tamizdat LPs

Seth Howes

minority reports on the increasing integration of the two German states’ pop music industries in the waning years of the Cold War. Because the first of these lp s was released in 1983, and the last one in 1989, a six-year-period in which the East German

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‘Men Don't Cry Over Women’

Expressions of Love and Grief in Egyptian Popular Music

Ahmed Abdelazim

. According to Hasso (2020) , the celebration of violence in movies has been in part a response to the political turmoil in the country and the systemic violence sponsored by the state. Upper-Class Pop Music and Failed Love Al-ughnīyah al

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The Sounds of Music in Tehran

Soheila Shahshahani

This article aims to contextualise music as it was experienced in Tehran in 2004 (when the research for this work was conducted) - music that comes from various ethnic groups within Iran, and music coming from the diaspora. The relationships between various genres of music and people, as well as between music and the government, are examined. The malleability of musicians and their capacity to coordinate their expertise with popular and governmental expectations and limitations are then analysed. In this way, a fascinating yet little studied area in the anthropology of Iran at the time of research is addressed.

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Stars without the money

Sakha ethnic music business, upward mobility and friendship

Aimar Ventsel

The Sakha have had their own popular music since the 1970s. During the Soviet era, music culture was controlled by the state. Starting in the 1990s, new pop-music institutions and venues emerged and new entrepreneurs entered the music business as club owners, managers, producers, DJs, etc. In this article, I examine multiple social relations in the music business. Music has become a possibility for village youth to leave their villages and gain fame as artists. The Sakha music world contains various networks where criminal structures, artists, businessmen and media are interlinked. Through this linkage, music is used to gain a community's support for semi-legal business activities. At the same time, both the artists and producers present themselves to the public as the custodians of Sakha 'national' culture. The article discusses ways in which the artists' popularity is connected to their position in the music business, and how ethnic symbols are used to gain success.

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Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

On Writing, New Wave, and the Ends of Cultural Studies

Richard Langston

generation of columnists capable of emulating this highfalutin discourse on pop music, but some of these writers then went on to become best-selling prose authors in their own right, whose literary works have, in turn, garnered the attention of German Studies

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Knitted Naked Suits and Shedding Skins

The Body Politics of Popfeminist Musical Performances in the Twenty-first Century

Maria Stehle

—just human,” says McGowan. This anti-“dream-factory” video is drastically gaga-esque: an optical dream with the message of a nightmare. 2 Glitter Skins and Penis Suits Within a few days of one another, the German pop-music magazine Spex published

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Sounds German?

Popular Music in Postwar Germany at the Crossroads of the National and Transnational

Kirkland A. Fulk

Circulation, Global Networks and Contemporary Pop Music,” Atlantic Studies 1, no. 1 (2004): 85–106, here 90ff. 12 See Kodwo Eshun, More Brilliant than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction . (London, 1998), 3; Sean Albeiz, “Post-soul Futurama: African

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The Merchant ON Venice [Boulevard, Los Angeles], Chicago, 2007

Universalizing Shakespeare’s Play after the Holocaust

Michael Shapiro

‘pink/Goth gear [and] short, brightly colored hair’, 11 and elopes with her boyfriend (Latino in LA, West Indian in Wembley), with whom she hopes to enter the pop music industry. She returns in the final scene (there is no equivalent of the lovers

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Guest Editorial

Queering Girlhood

Barbara Jane Brickman

out to the world of international pop music and female fan practices, Hannah McCann and Clare Southerton's work considers the queer potential in fans (known as Directioners) of recent boy band phenomenon, One Direction. Their article, “Repetitions of