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Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, and Pop Music in France, 1958–1980

Jonathyne Briggs


This book reveals how French society mediated the challenges of globalization through the consumption and production of popular music, itself increasingly an expression of globalized culture. As recorded music became more commonplace and crossed national boundaries in the second half of the twentieth century, French musicians and their audiences articulated new types of communal identities around popular music genres that reflected the impact of social, political, economic, and cultural transformations after the 1950s. Focusing on five genres of the 1960s and 1970s, this book illustrates how p ... More

Keywords: pop music, France, globalization, national identity, music genres

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199377060
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377060.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathyne Briggs, author
Indiana University, Northwest, Chicago