- The Japanese Association for the Study of Popular Music
- ポピュラー音楽研究 (ISSN:13439251)
- vol.2, pp.35-50, 1998-11-30 (Released:2009-10-29)
This paper gives analysis on the value systems that form the characteristics of the rock music culture, in reference to the theories of Simon Frith and Pierre Bourdieu. In this examination of somecharacters in the society and the music culture, especially in the counter-culture scene, which is the early years of rock music mainly themiddle and late 1960's, three distinctive indicators are identified integrating varied aesthetic consciousness and values around the rock music. That is, the ‘outside’ indicator represents intention of downward orientation within the framework of social hierarchy, the ‘art’ indicator represents the challenging intention towards the pure arts, and the ‘entertainment’ indicator is also defined as acquiringpo pularity.