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Catherine Strong

Catherine Strong

Senior Lecturer, Music Industry, RMIT University
Catherine has a PhD in Sociology from the Australian National University. Her thesis looked at grunge music and collective memory, and has since been published as Grunge: Music and Memory with Ashgate (2011). She has published on the gendered aspects of popular culture, and has also done research on the women's movement in Australia. Her current research is on cultural memory and gender in Australian popular music. She is currently the Chair of the Australia-New Zealand branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). Her most recent book is the edited collection Death and the Rock Star (with Barbara Lebrun, Ashgate 2015).

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Mar 09, 2019 06:07 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Many of New Zealands major commercial radio stations, and its public broadcaster, are no longer playing the music of Michael Jackson. This decision comes after the airing of the new documentary Leaving Neverland, in which...

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