rockism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From rock +‎ -ism. See rock music.

Noun[edit]

rockism (uncountable)

  1. (derogatory) A kind of music snobbery that views rock music as superior or normative and values music with "authentic" production values over modern "manufactured" and electronic forms.
    • 2005, J. T. LeRoy, Paul Bresnick, Da Capo best music writing 2005 (page 133)
      You literally can't fight rockism, because the language of righteous struggle is the language of rockism itself.
    • 2008, Philip Auslander, Liveness: performance in a mediatized culture (page 126)
      Broadly speaking, rockism is the belief that rock is the most important form of popular music []

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