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Publication date: 19 February 2021

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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Publication date: 17 February 2022

Shane Blackman and Robert McPherson

This study examines the connections between subculture theory, symbolic interaction and the work of David Matza with a special focus on exploring alcohol consumption by…

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This study examines the connections between subculture theory, symbolic interaction and the work of David Matza with a special focus on exploring alcohol consumption by young adults in the UK. We apply Matza ideas of the “techniques of neutralization,” “subterranean values,” and “drift” within an ethnographic study on alcohol to suggest that young people's “calculated hedonism” can be understood as a strategy of agency in the context of a subcultural setting. This article adds to the literature of symbolic interaction, subculture and the discipline of sociology by critically focusing on the work of David Matza from its reception in the 1960s to today as a central element of the new paradigm of cultural criminology. For us the sociological imagination is “alive and well” through Matza's advocacy of naturalism whereby he sought to integrate the work Chicago School under Park and Burgess with his assessment of the so-called Neo-Chicago School. In the literature Matza's work is often defined as symbolic interactionist we see his ambition in a wider sense of wanting sociology to recover human struggle and the active creation of meaning. Our approach is to understand the calculated hedonism of young adult use of alcohol through their humanity.

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Publication date: 15 October 2018

Asya Draganova and Shane Blackman

The term Canterbury Sound emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s to refer to a signature style within psychedelic and progressive rock developed by bands such as…

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The term Canterbury Sound emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s to refer to a signature style within psychedelic and progressive rock developed by bands such as Caravan and Soft Machine as well as key artists including Robert Wyatt and Kevin Ayers. This chapter explores Canterbury as a metaphor and reality, a symbolic space of music inspiration which has produced its distinctive ‘sound’.

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, particularly observations and interviews with music artists and cultural intermediates (Bourdieu, 1993), we suggest that the notion of the Canterbury Sound – with its affinity for experimentation, distinctive chord progressions and jazz allusions in a rock music format – is perceived as a continuing artistic and aesthetic influence. We interpret the genealogy of the Canterbury Sound alternativity through discussions focused on the position of the ‘Sound’ within contemporary heritage discourses, the metaphorical and geographical implications of place in relation to popular music, and cultural longevity of the phenomenon.

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Subcultures, Bodies and Spaces: Essays on Alternativity and Marginalization
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-512-8

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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