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The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974

Journal Article
Anderton, C., & Atton, C. (in press)
The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974. Rock Music Studies, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/19401159.2019.1651521
The upsurge of academic interest in the genre known as progressive rock has taken much for granted. In particular, little account has been taken of how discourses surrounding...

Challenging authenticity: fakes and forgeries in rock music

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2019)
Challenging authenticity: fakes and forgeries in rock music. Popular Music, 38(2), 204-218. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261143019000084
Authenticity is a key concept in the evaluation of rock music by critics and fans. The production of fakes challenges the means by which listeners evaluate the authentic, by ...

Review of "Alternative and Activist New Media".

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2013)
Review of "Alternative and Activist New Media". Prometheus, 31, 77-79. https://doi.org/10.1080/08109028.2012.750442

Curating popular music: authority and history, aesthetics and technology.

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2013)
Curating popular music: authority and history, aesthetics and technology. Popular Music. 33, 413-427. doi:10.1017/S026114301400035X. ISSN 0261-1430
The practice of curation in popular music may be seen as a form of historical enquiry that works in a similar way to the critical projects of the ‘new museology’. Self-curati...

Dyskurs fanowski i konstrukcja muzyki noise jako gatunku

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2013)
Dyskurs fanowski i konstrukcja muzyki noise jako gatunku. Glissando, 46-53

Review of "Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media"

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2012)
Review of "Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media". Journalism, 13, 1102-1104. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884912446908

Listening to 'difficult albums': specialist music fans and the popular avant-garde

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2012)
Listening to 'difficult albums': specialist music fans and the popular avant-garde. Popular Music, 31, 347-361. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261143012000281
Difficulty is most often associated, not with popular music, but with the avant-garde. How do popular music listeners listen to albums that present compositional, performance...

Genre and the cultural politics of territory: the live experience of free improvisation

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2012)
Genre and the cultural politics of territory: the live experience of free improvisation. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 15, 427-441. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549412442671
This paper is concerned with the relationship between performers and audiences in the live performance of popular music, a relationship that is examined through the concept of...

Fan discourse and the construction of noise music as a genre

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2011)
Fan discourse and the construction of noise music as a genre. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 23, 324-342
Recent theoretical interest in Noise has drawn attention to the difficulties of making sense of it as a musical practice. Various claims have been made: Noise challenges the ...

New media and journalism practice in Africa: An agenda for research

Journal Article
Atton, C., & Mabweazara, H. (2011)
New media and journalism practice in Africa: An agenda for research. Journalism, 12(6), 667-673. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884911405467
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