Urban Music Studies

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by Alenka Barber-Kersovan

Manchester’s Post-punk Heritage: Mobilising and Contesting Transcultural Memory in the Context of Urban Regeneration

Urban memories are remediated and mobilised by different – and often conflicting – stakeholders, representing the heritage industry, municipal city branding campaigns or anti-gentrification struggles. As Dagmar Brunow states in her article, the Post-punk ‘retromania’ coincided with the culture-led regeneration … Continue reading

by R. Kuchar

New Book on Cultural Policy, Urban Music & Migration by Lisa Gaupp: Die exotisierte Stadt. Kulturpolitik und Musikvermittlung im postmigrantischen Prozess.

The book sketches the interaction between music mediation, cultural policies, urban popular music and identityconstruction in today’s complex societies. Likewise, this study reveals how a global transcultural youth culture is emerging and developing under the influence of institutional structures in … Continue reading

by Alenka Barber-Kersovan

How to define creativity?

An article by Alenka Barber-Kersovan discussing different aspects of creativity as paradigm of local music politics. Creative Class, Creative Industries, Creative City. Ein musikpolitisches Paradigma Source: Sound and the City. Populäre Musik im urbanen Kontext Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung 35, Hg. … Continue reading