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Estudos Históricos (Rio de Janeiro)
Print version ISSN 0103-2186
GARCIA, Luiz Henrique Assis. In my eyes and ears: popular music, displacement in urban space and the creation of meaning in places of The Beatles. Estud. hist. (Rio J.) [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.47, pp. 99-118. ISSN 0103-2186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21862011000100006.
My purpose is to investigate how popular music, through cultural exchanges that mark the construction of identities assigned to groups and places, defines connections and boundaries in the urban tissue while showing the paths traced by the musicians who pass through it. To that end, I opted for the formal and contextual study of Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane, Beatles'songs which produce meanings about "places" that gathered memories and identities built on their experience as city dwellers moving from their past in Liverpool to their present (in that time) in London.
Keywords : popular music; urban space; history; memory.