Pop-rock as musical cosmopolitanism

Motti Regev

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Presenting the notion of musical cosmopolitanism, this position paper sets out to assert poprock music as its prominent manifestation. A characterization of the cultural realm of pop-rock music is followed by a discussion of three of its major dimensions: the logic of innovation and mainstreaming; the global proliferation of national scenes and fields of pop-rock; and the effect of pop-rock on bodies and sonic environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-300
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of World Popular Music
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017

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  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Cultural globalization
  • Pop-rock


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