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Sarah Elizabeth Raine


A Little Togetherness: Exploring the individual narratives and scene discourse of young Northern Soulies in the UK and Spain.

Through an ethnographic study of the younger generation of the Northern Soul scene in the UK and Spain, my research explores the different kinetic and linguistic narratives produced through individual negotiations of dominant scene discourses, building upon several years of personal observation and participation. Sidelined within the current field, dogged by scene notions of “authentic” participation and striving for an independent take on the scene, this doctoral research will provide insight into the complex and meaningful practices of participation performed by the younger generation in their pursuit and construction of a scene legitimised Northern Soul identity.



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