publication . Article . 2013

Guitar hero: From icon of popular culture to nostalgic self-design

Popadić Milan;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Bulletin de l'Institut etnographique, volume 61, pages 187-199 (issn: 0350-0861, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National Library of Serbia
Abstract
This paper aims to interpret the transformations of the “guitar hero”, from the icon of popular culture to models of nostalgic selfdesign, meaning transformations from generally recognizable figure in the context of popular culture to mimetic patterns based in medium of contemporary technologies. The phrase “guitar hero”, in its basic meaning represents a specific phenomenon in popular culture and popular music of the second half of the twentieth century. Guitar hero is a performer with skills and appearance that transcends and transforms common patterns of guitar performances, thus creating a new and distinctive form of musical and performative statement. Seen ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Guitar, Popular culture, Popular music, Literature, business.industry, business, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, HERO, Entertainment industry, Musical, Performing arts, Icon, computer.programming_language, computer, guitar hero, heritage, nostalgic self-design, Anthropology, GN1-890
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publication . Article . 2013

Guitar hero: From icon of popular culture to nostalgic self-design

Popadić Milan;