Dr Paul Rekret

Richmond’s Paul Rekret presents paper to the UCL ‘Marxism in Culture’ seminar series

‘Paul Rekret presented his paper ‘The Loss of Innocence, The Rise of Despair: The Contradiction of Childhood in Contemporary Music and Politics’ to the UCL ‘Marxism in Culture’ seminar series on March 6th .

Paul Rekret , The Loss of Innocence, The Growth of Despair: The Contradiction of Childhood in Contemporary Music

Rarely remarked upon, the child’s voice has frequently featured as a trope in pop musics; from folk, to soul, to hip hop; from Magical Power Mako, to Archie Shepp, to Jay Z. Drawing on social theories of children and childhood, this paper seeks to understand the ways in which young voices have been employed to evoke particular musical affects.