Folk-Spectrum Music as an Expression of Alterity in ‘Normalization’ Czechoslovakia (1969–89): Context, Constraints and Characteristics

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620744
Title:
Folk-Spectrum Music as an Expression of Alterity in ‘Normalization’ Czechoslovakia (1969–89): Context, Constraints and Characteristics
Authors:
Dickins, Tom
Abstract:
This article seeks to evaluate the challenge posed by folk, country and tramping music to the Communist authorities in ‘normalization’ Czechoslovakia (1969–89) and the measures taken to limit their impact. It outlines the traditions and the historical context of folk-spectrum music, considers the reception of songs by the authorities and the constraints that were imposed upon their performers, analyses the defining characteristics of the compositions — focusing on lexical repetition and the use of recurrent themes and motifs in the creation, exploration and celebration of realities outside the officially promoted discourse of the time — and evaluates and exemplifies the use of colloquial language as a means of expressing informality and intimacy. The study concludes that, although it is impossible to quantify the effects of the music on the approved authoritative discourse, on balance, the folk-spectrum phenomenon was an unwelcome distraction to the Communist regime.
Citation:
Tom Dickins. “Folk-Spectrum Music as an Expression of Alterity in ‘Normalization’ Czechoslovakia (1969–89): Context, Constraints and Characteristics.” The Slavonic and East European Review, vol. 95, no. 4, 2017, pp. 648–690. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.95.4.0648
Publisher:
Modern Humanities Research Association
Journal:
Slavonic and East European Review, 95,4, 2017
Issue Date:
Jan-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620744
Additional Links:
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.95.4.0648?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0037-6795
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dc.contributor.authorDickins, Tomen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-10T14:00:37Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-10T14:00:37Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-
dc.identifier.citationTom Dickins. “Folk-Spectrum Music as an Expression of Alterity in ‘Normalization’ Czechoslovakia (1969–89): Context, Constraints and Characteristics.” The Slavonic and East European Review, vol. 95, no. 4, 2017, pp. 648–690. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.95.4.0648en
dc.identifier.issn0037-6795en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620744-
dc.description.abstractThis article seeks to evaluate the challenge posed by folk, country and tramping music to the Communist authorities in ‘normalization’ Czechoslovakia (1969–89) and the measures taken to limit their impact. It outlines the traditions and the historical context of folk-spectrum music, considers the reception of songs by the authorities and the constraints that were imposed upon their performers, analyses the defining characteristics of the compositions — focusing on lexical repetition and the use of recurrent themes and motifs in the creation, exploration and celebration of realities outside the officially promoted discourse of the time — and evaluates and exemplifies the use of colloquial language as a means of expressing informality and intimacy. The study concludes that, although it is impossible to quantify the effects of the music on the approved authoritative discourse, on balance, the folk-spectrum phenomenon was an unwelcome distraction to the Communist regime.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherModern Humanities Research Associationen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.95.4.0648?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contentsen
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dc.subjectCzech musicen
dc.subjectCzech folken
dc.subjectCzech trampingen
dc.subjectCzech countryen
dc.subjectCzech languageen
dc.subjectCzech cultureen
dc.subject'normalization' Czechoslovakiaen
dc.subjectCzech cultural resisistanceen
dc.subjectCzechoslovak Communismen
dc.titleFolk-Spectrum Music as an Expression of Alterity in ‘Normalization’ Czechoslovakia (1969–89): Context, Constraints and Characteristicsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSlavonic and East European Review, 95,4, 2017en
dc.date.accepted2017-01-
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