Beyond Postmodernism? Prince and Some New Aesthetic Strategies
Keywords:Prince, postmodernism, musicology, pop music, aesthetics
AbstractFormer postmodernist Prince’s album Musicology (2004) re-occupies authorship and history, evoking a »real«, non-technological kind of music in the line of funk and hip-hop. The article is reading that as a strategy of »reflexive modernism«, an aesthetic challenging the postmodern denial of ontology with interim ontologies marked as such.
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