The High Priest of Rock and Roll: The Reception of Elvis Presley in Denmark, 1956-1960

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Through early Danish receptions of Presley we may draw the contours of what he and rock and roll music signified to mainstream public opinion at a transnational level: a unique discursive condensation of challenges to deep-seated class, race, and gender lines in dominant conceptions of civilization, along with transgressions of the boundaries between proper speech and mere noise, reason and affect, music as a pure listening experience, and music as a bodily experience. Yet, within a few years he was effectively integrated into readjusted conceptions of mainstream popular culture.

TidsskriftPopular Music & Society
Antal sider18
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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