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Steve Redhead

Steve Redhead

Steve Redhead is Professor of Sports Media, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Australia. He has honours and masters degrees from the University of Manchester and a Ph.D from the University of Warwick. He was formerly Professor of Law and Popular Culture at Manchester Metropolitan University where he created and directed the Unit for Law and Popular Culture and the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture research centres. He is co-editor of Berg’s Subcultural Fashion book series and has been on many editorial boards of international collaborations including Sage’s Handbook of Ethnography and the online journals IM-Interactive Media and Entertainment and Sports Law. He is author of various books and articles on subculture, popular culture, popular music, sport and media cultures.

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Bob Dylan: The Last Supper Club: On Bob Dylan’s Late Style

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, 2006

"GOOD EVENING, ladies and gentlemen. Would you please welcome Columbia recording artist, Bob Dylan." ...

Happy Mondays: Salford Lads Club

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, August 2007

'YOU SALFORD NANCY Boy!' was a regular insult hurled from the wings at the late Anthony H. Wilson, educated at De La Salle College in ...

New Order: Lost Years in Original Modernity? On Listening to New Order's Lost Sirens

Retrospective by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, March 2013

THIRTY SEVEN Year Party People! Since Ian Curtis, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook began playing regularly as Joy Division in 1978, that's effectively ...

Pet Shop Boys: Pop Into Art: Post-Punk Aesthetics Revisited

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, May 2008

"Girls, Boys, Art, Pleasure"– Chris Lowe, Pet Shop Boys, 'Paninaro 95' ...

Richard Thompson: The Dust Of History: Forty Years Of Richard Thompson's Guitar/Vocal

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, July 2007

'But I'll be a friend and tell you what's in storeThere's nothing at the end of the rainbowThere's nothing to grow up for anymore''The End ...

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Blackpool Rocks!

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, March 2007

BACKPOOL ROX II, issue 9, price £2, came out at the end of last year. You won't find it referred to in Babylon's Burning, the ...

Culture's Coming Home? Liverpool And Pop

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, April 2008

LIVERPOOL ONE! The slogan for a new regenerated port city, European Capital of Culture, 2008. Liverpool One is the name for a retail project in ...

Manchester Studies: Reading John Robb's The North Will Rise Again

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, June 2009

The North Will Rise Again: Manchester Music City 1976-1996 John Robb (Aurum, 2009, £16.99) ...

Pop and its Past

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, September 2011

POP HISTORY seemed, for some commentators at least, to have stopped sometime in the late 1980s. This was the 'postmodern' moment for many critics and ...

The Cultural Politics Of 'Pop': Hanif Kureishi's Life In Popular Culture

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, November 2006

THIS ESSAY IS on the cultural politics of Pop. It situates an emblematic writer, Hanif Kureishi, in the context of post-war Pop art and culture ...

The Fields Of Annie Road: Song For The 96

Comment by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, April 2009

ANFIELD ROAD, or 'Annie Road' (Allt, 2005), is the opposite 'end' to Liverpool's Kop at their world famous football stadium of Anfield. ...

They Think It's All Over? The Slight Return Of Football Hooligan Subcultures

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, 2007

ONCE AGAIN the book shelves are heaving, a few weeks before a new season, with football hooligan memoirs. One of the best of these 'histories' ...

Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads? Ten Years After The Repetitive Beat Generation

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, July 2008

OVER A decade ago I researched the rise and fall of a British publishing phenomenon – the so called 'cult fiction' of writers like Nicholas ...

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