Popular Music, Critique and Manic Street Preachers

Mathijs Peters - Popular Music, Critique and Manic Street Preachers

This week, Palgrave Macmillan published the book Popular Music, Critique and Manic Street Preachers by Dr Mathijs Peters (Philosophy and Religious Studies).

Popular Music, Critique and Manic Street Preachers

This book explores the ways in which popular music can criticise political, social and economic structures, through the lens of alternate rock band Manic Street Preachers. Peters argues that the catalogue of Manic Street Preachers critically addresses a wide range of themes, from totalitarianism to Holocaust representation, postmodern temporality to Europeanism, and from Nietzsche’s ideas about self-overcoming to reflections on digimodernism and post-truth politics. The book thus shows that Manic Street Preacher lyrics constitute an intertextual network of links between diverse cultural and political phenomena, encouraging listeners to critically reflect on the structures that shape our lives.

 

  • Title: Popular Music, Critique and Manic Street Preachers
  • Author: Mathijs Peters
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9783030431006