This chapter examines the fundamental role of writing and material storytelling within the production of indie pop’s subcultural identities in the UK in the 1980s. It attends to the ways in which the stories and objects generated and circulated by Bristol-based label Sarah Records (1987-1995) operated as counter-narratives, efficiently challenging prevailing cultural hegemonies. The chapter draws from theorists of the everyday (De Certeau, Lefebvre) and relies on the substantial material culture of Sarah Records (including fanzines and records).
|Title of host publication||LitPop: Writing and Popular Music|
|Editors||Adam Hansen, Rachel Carroll|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||9781472410979 , 9780367669041|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Dec 2014|
|Name||Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series|