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Towards a theory of subcultural transfer in un-popular music studies
Humboldt University of Berlin, Institute of Musicology and Media Studies, Berlin, Germany.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6622-8890
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since the mid-1990s, in fandom and music subculture studies, Sarah Thornton’s theory of subcultural capital has dominated the research as a highly influential framework. Drawing on Bourdieu’s concept of cultural capital, Thornton suggests that people’s subcultural capital is built on their possession and knowledge of cultural commodities associated with a certain subculture. It helps them to differentiate themselves from members of other groups, and therefore, in their own perception, raises their status among the society. On the other hand, as Thornton (1995) herself emphasizes, her research is “more thoroughly [an analysis] of the cultural worlds of the white majority” in the UK (p. 20). This fact makes us encounter a problematic situation if we use Thornton’s theory directly as a framework when analyzing transcultural music scenes. However, if we appropriate Thornton’s theory into such research as a framework through using it complementarily with theories of cultural transfer, transculturality, and reception, we may be able to open up new horizons in the research on unpopular music. The last two decades have brought valuable appropriations of these literary theories into musicological spheres, and as many scholars have suggested, there are much to do in this direction.

This paper proposes to think on the possibilities of extending Thornton’s theory to transcultural dimensions and generating a theory of subcultural transfer. It tells about recent developments in the use of above-mentioned theories in musicology and presents new theoretical ideas that have emerged from my ongoing research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keywords [en]
popular music, music sociology, subcultures, cultural transfer, Turkey
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Musicology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-68727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-68727DiVA, id: diva2:1245286
Conference
Fringes, Outsides and Undergrounds: The Aesthetics and Politics of Unpopular Music, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK, May 7, 2016
Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-09-04 Last updated: 2018-09-05Bibliographically approved

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