Week 1: popular music and consumerism

Andy Bennett (2001) Cultures of Popular Music, Buckingham: Open University Press. Chapter 1: Post War Youth and Rock and Roll (.pdf)

Richard A. Peterson (1990) ‘Why 1955? Explaining the Advent of Rock Music’, Popular Music, 9, 1: 97–116. (article link)

Roy Shuker (2012) Understanding Popular Music – 4th edition, London: Routledge. Chapter 2: ‘Every 1’s a winner’ (.pdf) (alt link -free account required)

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