Beneath the opulent surface


Dr Paul Rekret, Associate Professor of International Politics at Richmond, has just had a new article published in the Journal for Popular Music Studies.

The review essay by Dr Rekret, entitled Beneath the Opulent Surface: Adorno and Popular Music Reconsidered, examines some recent approaches to Theodor Adorno’s influential critique of popular music:

Theodor Adorno was a German philosopher, sociologist, psychologist and composer known for his critical theory of society. Dr Rekret’s essay argues for a reconsideration of popular music in light of Adorno’s critique.