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Transitional Music: Popular Music as Agent of Social Change in Chile and Spain

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posted on 2024-06-03, 22:37 authored by IH Allimant, RL Castellano
Periods of social and political change, at least since the second half of the twentieth century, have had their own musical soundtracks. These soundtracks have broadly been understood and analyzed either as reflections of the social, political and economic climate of the societies that have produced them or as productive forces with a certain degree of autonomy and political agency. From a cultural studies perspective, this article introduces the concept of transitional music, partially based on Deleuze and Guattari’s notion of the minor, in order to open a space for the consideration of popular music as an expression that, although tied to a specific sociohistorical context, carries the potential of political change. We understand the political in the broad sense as the way in which people construct and perceive themselves, both as individuals and as members of a community. This article analyzes two independent occurrences of transitional music in Chile and Spain.

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Journal

Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research

Volume

26

Article number

7

Pagination

100-114

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1326-0219

eISSN

2151-9668

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2020, Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia (AILASA)

Issue

1

Publisher

ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD