Converging on Generation: Musicking in Normalized Czechoslovakia

In: East Central Europe
Trever Hagen
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By examining selected convergence zones as mechanisms of generation within a non-official cultural space, I seek to show how actors used malleable resources to articulate music with social life during the late 1970s to the early 1980s in Czechoslovakia. This article problematizes generation by examining how, rather than in terms of an age gap, new arenas of being and thinking emerged in the 1980s having been generated from previously accumulated aesthetic and social resources of amateur, semi-official, and non-official musical streams in the 1970s. It also argues that habitual forms of 'musicking' and musicality are deeply implicated in an actor's agency when linked with non-official sets of practices and are a constituent feature of collectives.

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