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Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart


This book is a social history of northern soul. It examines the origins and development of this music scene, its clubs, publications and practices, by locating it in the shifting economic and social contexts of the English midlands and north in the 1970s. The popularity of northern soul emerged in a period when industrial working-class communities were beginning to be transformed by deindustrialisation and the rise of new political movements around the politics of race, gender and locality. The book makes a significant contribution to the historiography of youth culture, popular music and ever ... More

Keywords: northern soul, class, locality, music, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780719097102
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526150974


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Catterall, author
University of Wolverhampton

Keith Gildart, author
University of Wolverhampton