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SCY2272 - Sociology of Popular Music

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Not offered in 2007


Historical and critical analysis of the production, communication, consumption and social contexts and implications of youth music of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s; popular music forms and icons; popular music as commodity and art; popular music technology, performances, audiences, and mass media central to youth 'revolutions' of these eras; the 'rock is dead' thesis and the ongoing impact of the last four decades of 'vinyl' on youth music of the 1990s.


Essay (1750 words): 40%
Project (1750 words): 40%
Test (1 hour): 20%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour workshop) per week


A first-year sequence in Sociology or permission