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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Sarahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:02:30Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:02:30Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2009-07-24T06:35:18Z
dc.identifier.issn13675494en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1367549404039861en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/24825
dc.description.abstractDrawing on ethnographic research with seven young girls in Adelaide, South Australia, this article examines the centrality of the bedroom in the girls' exploration of popular music and cultural identity. In particular, it explores the popular music practices of two of these girls, nine-year-olds Kate and Rosa, in the space of their bedrooms. I argue that, by way of serious play, the girls enact and represent alternative possibilities in this immediate life space. The hard work in their musical play was not only observed in the process of fieldwork, but was also captured by the girls themselves using still cameras and tape recorders provided as part of the research project. The resulting materials from this ethnographic approach highlight that although girls' bedrooms may seem rather ordinary, the musical practices that take place in this experiential space are complex, highly nuanced and far from trivial. As I demonstrate in this article, the girls' play in their bedrooms is accompanied by an underlying seriousness, what Turner calls the 'human seriousness of play'.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://online.sagepub.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom75en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto93en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Cultural Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370199en_US
dc.titlePop in(to) the bedroom: Popular music in pre-teen girls’ bedroom cultureen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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