Remembrance, Memory and Popular Music

  • Peter Grant
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music book series (PSHSPM)


Includes discussion of the concepts of collective memory (Halbwachs); national memory; Winter’s conception of remembrance; and Assmann’s distinction between communicative and cultural memory. Begins to look at the distinctions between memory and history and the debate regarding Nora’s concept of lieu de mémoire as well as outlining Goffman’s theory of frame analysis.

Looks at the role music plays in memory and remembrance and goes on to examine a group of songs specifically written in connection with these concepts notably those by Mark Knopfler, Leon Rosselson, Robb Johnson, Gary Miller, GuvNor, Demon and Sam Sweeney.


Collective Memory Frame Analysis Social Memory National Memory Popular Music 
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  • Peter Grant
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  1. 1.Cass Business SchoolCity University of LondonLondonUK

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