Circles of learning: Appalachian mountain music
Performing Arts

Circles of learning: Appalachian mountain music

The Appalachian mountain chain runs up the east side of the United States and into southern Newfoundland. But the Appalachia region, broadly speaking, has always eluded precise geographic definition. The musical tradition nurtured amongst its ridges and valleys over the past three centuries has caused similar debate. Article: Circles of learning: Appalachian mountain music and issues … Continue reading

This is not my country, my country is the GDR
Media & Cultural Studies / Performing Arts

This is not my country, my country is the GDR

If we can’t define punk, we can certainly talk about the influence it has had on society at large. Aimar Ventsel’s article looks at how the development of GDR punk articulates and therefore helps define social attitudes within unified Germany—in particular, attitudes towards the state. For Ventsel, the relationship between sub-culture and parent society is … Continue reading