Music in Youth Culture

A Lacanian Approach

  • Authors
  • Jan Jagodzinski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Aural/Oral Connections

    1. Jan Jagodzinski
      Pages 1-4
  3. Theoretical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Jan Jagodzinski
      Pages 45-58
  4. Perversions of the Music Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Jan Jagodzinski
      Pages 111-122
    3. Jan Jagodzinski
      Pages 123-133
    4. Jan Jagodzinski
      Pages 151-167
  5. The Hysterization of the Music Scene

  6. Interlude

  7. Conclusions: An Ethics of the Real

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-321

About this book


Music in Youth Culture examines the fantasies of post-Oedipal youth cultures as displayed on the landscape of popular music from a post-Lacanian perspective. Jan Jagodzinski, an expert on Lacan, psychoanalysis, and education's relationship to media, maintains that a new set of signifiers is required to grasp the sliding signification of contemporary 'youth'. He discusses topics such as the figurality of noise, the perversions of the music scene by boyz/bois/boys and the hysterization of it by gurlz/girls/grrrls. Music in Youth Culture also examines the postmodern 'fan (addict)', techno music, and pop music icons. Jagodzinski raises the Lacanian question of 'an ethics of the Real' and asks educators to re-examine 'youth' culture.


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