Its.a(n.East).Lon.don.thing. Its a London thing.

Charles, Monique ORCID: (2018) Its.a(n.East).Lon.don.thing. Its a London thing. In: Popular Music - Grime: Beyond the borders and into the hinterlands?, 05 Dec 2018, Birmingham, UK. (Unpublished)

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The dominant narrative that surrounds Grime is that it is an East London phenomenon (Campion 2004). I unpack key components within the music analytical framework Musicological Discourse Analysis (Charles 2018) to suggest why this happened. In this presentation, I use both primary and secondary data to explore:

- some of the social-historical and journalistic factors in securing Grime as an East London phenomenon,
- the role and responsibilities of a reflexive researcher and
- the issues encountered when challenging the ‘official’ narrative (based on my position as an academic, not practitioner).

This presentation demonstrates the importance of academic research in ‘unconventional’ subject areas and the need for academics and practitioners to work together as a form of activism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Social sciences > Communication and culture
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Depositing User: Monique Charles
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 13:17
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:27

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