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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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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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Ally Sloper, Escape Magazine and the Situation of English Comics

Nicholas Robinette

as international as Cinema or Pop Music. Successful artists and writers are mobile, going where opportunity takes them. … Wherever they travel, their style and ideas go with them, adapted from country to country. They move through a network of

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Historicising the Emergence of Comics Art Scholarship in Spain, 1965–1975

Antonio Lázaro-Reboll

integrati , which was published that same year by Editorial Lumen. Both books, according to critic Enrique Sordo, traversed similar territories – ‘pop’ cultural forms like comics, film, television and pop music – and responded to ‘fenómenos tecnoecómicos

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Social Criticism through Humour in the Digital Age

Multimodal Extension in the Works of Aleix Saló

Javier Muñoz-Basols and Marina Massaguer Comes

humour on the basis of phonetic and semantic associations, humour that is directed towards both the comic reader and the video watcher. With regard to the intertextuality with cultural icons, allusions to television, cinema, pop music, literature, art and

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Exhibition and Book Reviews

Nick Nguyen, Philippe Kaenel, Michael Kelly, Charles Forsdick, Rikke Platz Cortsen, Sylvain Rheault, Hugo Frey, and Mark Nixon

hybridisation and transculturalism, concepts that could be used to analyse other intercultural phenomena, like K-pop music. The essays do not seem to have been organised in a logical progression. Given the eclectic nature of the articles, this is not a concern

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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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Book Reviews

Patrick Young, David Looseley, Elayne Oliphant, and Kolja Lindner

he is intent on filling in, such as youth, pop music, and sport. He begins with French chanson, tracing the evolution away from the lyrical sophistication of Trenet and Aznavour toward the arrival of rock and pop. His biographical portrait of Johnny