Rocking St. Petersburg

Transcultural Flows and Identity Politics in Post-Soviet Popular Music, second edition

David-Emil Wickström. Foreword by Yngvar B. Steinholt

ibidem Press

Rocking St. Petersburg

Pub Date: June 2014

ISBN: 9783838206004

370 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $53.00

Rocking St. Petersburg

Transcultural Flows and Identity Politics in Post-Soviet Popular Music, second edition

David-Emil Wickström. Foreword by Yngvar B. Steinholt

ibidem Press

Focusing on Germany's post-Soviet emigrant community and their "Russendisko," this volume portrays St. Petersburg's vibrant music scene as an electrifying platform for exchange. Its findings illuminate Soviet and post-Soviet popular music history and Russia's relationship with the Ukraine. The text not only enables a deeper understanding of popular music's role in society but also a better comprehension of cultural processes since the fall of the Soviet Union.
David-Emil Wickström has given us an interesting ethnomusicological study about the post-Soviet rock/pop music scenes in St. Petersburg (Russia) and Berlin (Germany). Slavic Review

About the Author

Dr. David-Emil Wickström works at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg – University of Popular Music and Music Business in Mannheim. He is the editor-in-chief of the Norient Academic Online Journal.