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Ever since the late 1950s, people have grown up with popular music as an important element of their daily lives. This dissertation explores the connections between popular music memories, cultural identity and cultural heritage, looking at the different ways in which popular music is remembered and evokes memories. In so doing, the dissertation examines the various memory practices of the cultural and heritage industries, ranging from the bottom-up activities of music preservation by fans to institutional forms of popular music heritage in museums. The studies presented in this work draw on interviews with heritage practitioners, cultural industry workers and music audiences. The research reveals the meanings of popular music memories for the cultural identities of individuals and communities. It also demonstrates how these memories enable a sense of self and identity and time and place.

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M.S.S.E. Janssen (Susanne)
This research has been supported as part of the Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory and Cultural Identity (POPID) project by the HERA Joint Research Program (www.heranet.info) which is co-funded by AHRC, AKA, DASTI, ETF, FNR, FWF, HAZU, IRCHSS, MHEST, NWO, RANNIS, RCN, VR and The European Community FP7 2007–2013, under ‘the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities program’.
Erasmus University Rotterdam , ERMeCC, Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture, Rotterdam
ERMeCC - Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture
Department of Media and Communication

van der Hoeven, A. (2014, November 27). Popular Music Memories. ERMeCC - Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/77185