1. There is no now: welcome to the age of retro culture 2. Popular music, youth, and aging 3. Retro culture in the digital era 4. Generation units of retro fans 5. The hauntological structure of feeling 6. Technological determinism and retro culture 7. Back to the future
Jean Hogarty is an independent scholar currently working at the Economic and Social Research Institute, having previously lectured at NUI Maynooth.
"[T]his publication is a thought-provoking work that suggests new ways to interpret current engagement with popular music from the past, particularly among the younger generation. The text guides the reader through the investigation, clearly making the links between theoretical and empirical work. There is something here for both the casual or serious popular music scholar seeking to understand why pop's past continues to exert influence on contemporary music. The book succeeds in opening the conversation to new voices, away from the often-nostalgic reflections of those who experienced the 'golden age' as young fans and confirms (if confirmation were required) that the past, present, and future of popular music are, and will continue to be, fascinating areas for debate and study." David Kane, Birmingham City University, International Association for the Study of Popular Music