'Antes cursi que sencilla': Eurovision Song Contests and the Kitsch Drive to Euro-Unity

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dc.contributor.author Allatson, Paul en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:02:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T13:02:13Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006006782 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Allatson Paul 2007, ''Antes cursi que sencilla': Eurovision Song Contests and the Kitsch Drive to Euro-Unity', Routledge, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 87-98. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1473-5784 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1109
dc.description.abstract This essay proposes that kitsch, in this instance the kitsch exemplified by the musical and sartorial look, sound and feel of Eurovision Song Contests (ESC), may not only influence the popular appeal of the current European-unity project, but provide that project with its governing aesthetic and imaginary. Indeed, noting that the ESC has been more inclusive than, and arguably ahead of, the parallel economic and political movement to European union in the post-World War II era, the essay proposes an aesthetic reclamation of kitsch as a socio-political and intercultural avant garde that avoids ethno-national conflict. The essay argues that unlike the historical-material spaces in which creolisation emerges, the Euro kitsch-drive enables disparate peoples to enter a mass-mediated kinship group in a networked zone of peace and superficial familiarity. en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.title 'Antes cursi que sencilla': Eurovision Song Contests and the Kitsch Drive to Euro-Unity en_US
dc.parent Culture, Theory and Critique en_US
dc.journal.volume 48 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 87 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 98 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 000698 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 000698 en_US


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