publication . Article . 2011

Vulgarization of popular music tradition in Serbia

Božilović, Nikola;
Open Access Serbian
The vulgarization of tradition in this paper implies the alteration, false representation, and adaptation of tradition in line with the interests of certain individuals or groups in power. The author observes popular music in Serbia (jazz, pop, rock) under a sociological magnifying glass, attempting to explain and motivate the thesis which proposes a valid historical foundation of popular culture and music in the social life of Serbia. In his opinion, this kind of tradition is being 'swept under the rug', while the entire musical tradition of Serbia is unjustifiably placed exclusively within the area of folk music - original and newly-composed. The paper deals w...
free text keywords: cultural tradition, popular culture, newly-composed folk music, liquid modernity, identities
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MESTD| Tradition, modernization and national identity in Serbia and in the Balkans in the process of eurointegrations
  • Funder: Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia (MESTD)
  • Project Code: 179074
  • Funding stream: Basic Research (BR or ON)
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