The Northern Soul Scene - Sarah Raine

The Northern Soul Scene - Sarah Raine


The Northern Soul Scene - Sarah Raine

Tim Wall [+-]
Birmingham City University
Tim Wall is Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies at Birmingham City University.
Sarah Raine [+-]
University of Limerick
Sarah Raine is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, at the University of Limerick.
Nicola Watchman Smith [+-]
Newcastle College
Nicola Watchman Smith is Head of Higher Education at Newcastle College University Centre and a cultural sociologist and researcher. She has published widely on northern soul, including chapters in The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology (2009) and Ageing and Youth Cultures: Music, Style and Identity (2012).


The introduction summarises the history of the Northern Soul scene and indicate examples of the blossoming contemporary interest scene’s past and present. It offers critical overview of academic research on the scene, linked to chapters in the books, and explain something of the ways that the scene has been communicated and represented over its forty-year history.

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Wall, Tim; Raine, Sarah; Smith, Nicola. Introduction. The Northern Soul Scene. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-9 Feb 2019. ISBN 9781781795583. Date accessed: 03 Dec 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.31269. Feb 2019

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