Popular music and class
(Dr Ian Biddle)

Lecture notes from Wednesday 26th October Dr Simon McKerrell

Essential Reading

Derek Scott, (2001) 'Music and Social Class', Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 544-567.
Wiseman-Trowse, Nathan. 2008. Performing Class in British Popular Music (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
Raymond Williams' entry for 'Class' in his Keywords
Richard Middleton's entry for 'Class' in the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World.


Simon McKerrell's lecture on Class and Popular Music here:

Ian Biddle's lecture 'Theories of Class and The Vernacular' on ReCap from 2015 here:

(There is a supplementary section recapping the last few minutes of the lecture here):