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The Opie Recordings: What’s Left to be Heard?

Burn, Andrew and Jopson, Laura and Robinson, Jonathan (2013) The Opie Recordings: What’s Left to be Heard? In: Children’s games in the new media age. Ashgate Press, Burlington, USA. (In Press)

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Abstract

This chapter presents an analysis of selected recordings from the Opie Collection of Children's Games in the National Sound Archive. It contextualises them with an account of the Opies' research approach, and identifies three themes emerging from the recordings which are not found in published work by the Opies. These are: the strong rleatinoship between children's media cultures and traditional play cultures; more extensive variation of words and music in the singing games; and more extreme examples of obscene and scatological rhymes.

Item Type: Book Section
Controlled Keywords: playground games Opies
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > London Knowledge Lab
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2013 03:26
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:49
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