Sounds English : TRANSNATIONAL POPULAR MUSIC
Against the background of his own upbringing as a Pakistani Brit, Zuberi explores English popular music of the 1980s and 1990s as a function of the politics of cultural identity in Britain.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 159.5 x 234.7 x 24.1mm | 617.08g
- 01 May 2001
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
"The twenty-first century in Britain has begun with an endlessly debated "crisis" of national identity. Nabeel Zuberi's Sounds English shows lucidly and with passion that popular music is now the most important site on which the meaning of Englishness in all its liberating and oppressive confusion is being worked out." -- Simon Frith "A richly multi-layered perspective entirely lacking from most other treatments of the subject." -- Tony Mitchell, European Journal of Communication