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Bibil Identifier bibil:221158
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) For EveryManc a Religion
Title (English, ) Biblical and Religious Language in the Manchester Music Scene, 1976-1994
Author Crossley, James G.
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 19, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 151-180 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract 1976-1994 marks a distinctive period in Mancunian popular music history. During this period, biblical language was used extensively. However, such use is markedly different at the beginning and end of our period. At the beginning, biblical language was used in the name of dark introspection, cynical observation, nihilism and pessimism; by the end, such language was largely being used in the name of self-congratulation, self-importance, hedonism, and (largely misguided) optimism. Social, cultural, economic and biographical reasons are given for this shift.
DOI 10.1163/156851511x557343
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Music
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : England
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