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Clampdown

Clampdown

Class and gender in Britpop and after, and why 'chav' is a feminist issue.

Clampdown

Class and gender in Britpop and after, and why 'chav' is a feminist issue.

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Mar 29, 2013
978-1-78099-707-0

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Mar 29, 2013
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Rhian E. Jones
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Feminism & feminist theory, History & criticism, Popular culture

Synopsis

Why have both pop and politics in Britain become the preserve of an unrepresentative elite? From chav-pop pantomimes to retro-chauvinist ‘landfill indie’, the bland, homogenous and compromised nature of the current 'alternative' sector reflects the interests of a similarly complacent and privileged political establishment. In particular, political and media policing of female social and sexual autonomy, through the neglected but significant gendered dimensions of the discourse surrounding ‘chavs’, has been accompanied by a similar restriction and regulation of the expression of working-class femininity in music. This book traces the progress of this cultural clampdown over the past twenty years.

Listed on "Guardian Best Music Books of 2013"

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