Remembering the 1960s: popular music and memory in Europe
Following the increasing attention paid to popular music in heritage discourses, this article explores how the popular music culture from the 1960s is remembered in Europe. I discuss the role of heritage organizations, media and the cultural policy of the EU in the construction of a popular music heritage of this period. Furthermore, I examine the ways in which attachments to local, national and European identities are negotiated. To this end, I draw upon interviews with representatives of museums, websites and archives. The article reveals a recurring tension between transnational and local experiences of the 1960s. It is found that media and heritage institutions like museums and archives predominantly have a national and local orientation, although narratives with a European vantage point are now emerging on the internet.
|Keywords||cultural memory, cultural policy, Europe, popular music|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2014.908861, hdl.handle.net/1765/51413|
|Series||ERMeCC - Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture|
|Journal||International Journal of Cultural Policy|
van der Hoeven, A.J.C. (2015). Remembering the 1960s: popular music and memory in Europe. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 21(3), 258–272. doi:10.1080/10286632.2014.908861