ContentsContents: Introduction: protest and authenticity in contemporary French music culture; Part I Serious Business. The Production of Protest in the French Music Industry: Independent labels, music policy and rock alternatif. Part II Protest Identities. Nostalgia, Multiculturalism and Success Abroad: Authenticity and nostalgia in chanson néo-réaliste; Hybridity, Arabness and cultural legitimacy in rock métis; Manu Chao, anti-globalization protest and international success. Part III Participation, Audiences and Festivals: Audience reception and 'alternative' identities in contemporary France; Music festivals as sites of 'alternative' identities; Conclusion; Bibliography; Selective discography; Index.
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