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"Aesthetics of Resistance" . Billy Bragg, ideology, and the longevity of song as social protest.

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Show simple item record Power, Martin J. 2020-05-21T14:34:56Z 2020-05-21T14:34:56Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Power, M. (2018) ' Aesthetics of resistance . Billy Bragg, Ideology, and the Longevity of Song as Social Protest' In: Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives. London : Rowman And Littlefield International. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-78660-125-4
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract What can a song text and its performance tell us about society, privilege and the political sphere? Following on from Cashell’s (2012) line of argument, I contend that British singer Billy Bragg (1957-) has employed his lyrics and activism to represent the struggles of the International working class and build a counter narrative to discourses which present the capitalist worldview as innate, ‘natural’ and inevitable. Centered on a deep textual reading of Bragg’s song(s) “Ideology” / “The Clashing of Ideologies” (1986; 2006)2, the chapter is organized in five key sections. I begin by discussing the continuing importance of social protest and the use of song as a mechanism of protest. I then present a brief account of Billy Bragg – the artist and activist – to contextualize my analysis of his work. The third section of the chapter reflects on neoliberal understandings of meritocracy in order to situate “Ideology” / “The Clashing of Ideologies” (1986; 2006) as a sonic response to such understanding en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Rowman And Littlefield International en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Songs of Social Protest International Perspectives Dillane, Aileen, Power, Martin J, Devereux, Eoin, Haynes, Amanda (eds);chapter 31, pp. 509
dc.subject song text en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject society en_US
dc.title "Aesthetics of Resistance" . Billy Bragg, ideology, and the longevity of song as social protest. en_US
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dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2020-05-15T12:17:52Z
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dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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