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Volume! #11-1 – Souvenirs, souvenirs
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies [see all issues]
  Volume ! Souvenirs, souvenirs
Issue edited by Hugh Dauncey & Chris Tinker.
Texts by Deena Weinstein, Jonathyne Briggs, Isabelle Marc, Catherine Lefrançois, Sheila Whiteley, Danick Trottier, Keivan Djavadzadeh, Richard Elliott, Elodie A. Roy, Nicholas Russo, Kim Kattari, Alastair Greig & Catherine Strong, Franco Fabbri & Marta Garcia Quiñones.
published in January 2015
texts in English and French
21 x 21 cm (softcover)
232 pages (b/w ill.)
€19.00
ISBN: 978-2-913169-36-4
EAN: 9782913169364
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Nostalgia in popular music: a whole scope of various insights on the phenomenon of nostalgia, within a diversity of genres: French chanson, Canadian country song, cold wave…
Etymologically, nostalgia is a longing to return home. Music, as a temporal art, has numerous ways of suggesting or magnifying a vanished past, whether fantasized or actually experienced. This issue of Volume! offers a whole scope of various insights on the phenomenon of nostalgia, within a diversity of genres: French chanson, Canadian country song, cold wave… In turns a generational phenomenon, a marketing tool or an aesthetic cement for diverse musical communities, the protean aspect of nostalgia is investigated by the international contributors to this issue from a broad spectrum of social sciences. This issue aims at taking part in the pluridisciplinary debate on the central importance of nostalgia within popular music.
Volume! The French journal of popular music studies is the only peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the study of contemporary popular music. It is published biannually by the Editions Mélanie Seteun, a publishing association specialized in popular music. The journal is in French with some non-translated articles in English.
Volume! was established in 2002 under the title Copyright Volume! by Gérôme Guibert, Marie-Pierre Bonniol and Samuel Etienne, and obtained its current name in 2008.