Journal of World Popular Music, Vol 4, No 2 (2017)

Pop-Rock as Musical Cosmopolitanism

Motti Regev
Issued Date: 6 Dec 2017


Presenting the notion of musical cosmopolitanism, this position paper sets out to assert poprock music as its prominent manifestation. A characterization of the cultural realm of pop-rock music is followed by a discussion of three of its major dimensions: the logic of innovation and mainstreaming; the global proliferation of national scenes and fields of pop-rock; and the effect of pop-rock on bodies and sonic environments.

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DOI: 10.1558/jwpm.34609


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