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Fenomen muzyki disco polo w kontekście kultury popularnej lat 90.
Disco‐Polo Phenomenon and Polish Popular Music

Author(s): Witold Filar
Subject(s): Anthropology, Cultural history, Media studies, Music, Social history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej
Keywords: disco polo; popular music; popular culture; folklore; economic transformation after 1989

Summary/Abstract: This article describes the cultural phenomenon of disco polo music from the perspective of poststructural cultural studies. Disco polo isn’t only a genre of popular music, but also a cultural practice which has had a strong impact on sociocultural life in Poland of 1990s. The article explores the influence of popular culture on society: referring to the history of disco polo and characteristics of the political transformation in Poland, the author analyses relations between culture and political system, the economy and social structure.

  • Issue Year: 39/2014
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 102-119
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish