Popgeschichte im Zeichen des Twist

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Pop music is omnipresent as music and as a term in the cultural, sociological and musicological discourse. Accordingly, the literature, from the scene sheet to the extensive scholarly work, is overflowing, based on the popularity of pop. Divers is also the academic study of pop. In German-language musicology, for example, the term "Popularmusik" has become a neologism that obviously derives its academic significance from the established English-speaking Popular Music Studies, without, however, providing a further definition of its subject area beyond "popular music". In 2019 Bodo Mrozek has now presented a comprehensive contemporary history book with the all encompassing title "Jugend Pop Kultur" (Youth Pop Culture), which promises to adequately illuminate what he sees as the under-researched field of pop. This extended review attempts to elaborate and locate the book's qualities with regard to the musical core of pop.
Translated title of the contributionThe History of Pop Music under the sign of the twist
Original languageGerman
JournalMusik & Ästhetik
Issue number94
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 04.2020