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Going through the motions: popular music performance in journalism and academic discourse

Quirk, Tim and Toynbee, Jason (2005). Going through the motions: popular music performance in journalism and academic discourse. Popular Music, 24(3) pp. 399–413.

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Journalism and academic writing treat popular music performances differently. How is this so, and what conclusions can be drawn about the nature of the respective discourses? The article addresses these questions through an exchange between Tim Quirk (journalist) and Jason Toynbee (academic) focusing in particular on the performance of The Who at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970 as captured on film.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2005 Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0261-1430
Keywords: music journalism; popular music performance; academic writing about music; The Who; popular music aesthetics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 26328
Depositing User: Jason Toynbee
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 14:47
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 14:16
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