Overall Conclusions

Dan Laughey

in Music and Youth Culture

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780748623808
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653034 | DOI:
Overall Conclusions

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This chapter evaluates the extent to which the five aims of this book have been successfully addressed, and presents their theoretical outcomes. Where this study of music in young people's everyday lives attempts to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of its subject area is in the rejection of dominant structuralist and postmodernist theoretical frameworks in favour of the adoption of a less frequently undertaken interactionist approach. This approach will conceptualise youth music consumers as diffused audiences and performers rather than homogeneous participants of an exclusive, collective subcultural or club-cultural world.

Keywords: music; young people; interactionist approach; youth music consumers

Chapter.  1922 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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