Mudcat Café message #4032738 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4032738
Posted By: Brian Peters
07-Feb-20 - 07:49 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
I've no intention of getting into a semantic argument. I've laid out my thoughts regarding some of the misrepresentations in 'Fakesong', but if others choose to defend it to the last ditch, that's their business - readers can make their own minds up. It would have been useful to have seen a little more critical analysis of 'Fakesong' in this thread, rather than reiterations of its content, but I've tried to do my bit.

The 'peasant' controversy has been pretty much put to bed by Gammon and Knevett (FMJ, 2016), in an article that's worth reading.

'Intellectual rubble' is, of course, how Harker described the concepts 'folk song' and 'ballad'.