Higher School of Economics (HSE Moskau, Russland)
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Popular Music in Historical Culture of the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1980s
In relatively recent studies on 'Popgeschichte,' some researchers come to the conclusion that popular culture and music particularly influenced democratic changes in German society in the second half of the 20th century. The ways to imagine and represent the past in popular culture corresponded with political processes and changes in the historical consciousness. It allows considering popular music as a part of the broad field of the interrelated actors, media, and institutions involved in the production and dissemination of historical knowledge.
The research aims to specify how social practices inside the field of popular music constituted the production, representation, and dissemination of the knowledge about the past for temporal orientation and identity construction in the Federal Republic of Germany at the end of the 1970s — 1980s. This leads to the main research questions: what part did popular music take in the shaping of the historical culture in Germany? What ideas about the past were represented in German musical culture between 1949 and 1989? How institutionalized forms of historical culture influenced them, or were influenced by them? There is also a range of the more narrow questions to be addressed: How were representations of the past changing depending on the changes in musical culture? Which social groups transmitted the images of the past through musical culture? Who was their audience?
Lizaveta Lysenka is an Ph.D. candidate an der HSE Moskau. During her stay at the ZZF Potsdam she is doing research in Department III Media and Information Society /
Lizaveta Lysenka ist Doktorandin an der HSE Moskau. Während Ihres Aufenthalts am ZZF Potsdam forscht sie in Abteilung III Medien und Informationsgesellschaft.