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Popular Music Studies : Hodder Arnold Publication - David Hesmondhalgh

Popular Music Studies

Hodder Arnold Publication

By: David Hesmondhalgh (Editor), Keith Negus (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st July 2002
ISBN: 9780340762486
Number Of Pages: 288

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This title introduces students to significant debates in the field of popular music, offering fresh perspectives and suggesting new directions. The title covers textual analysis, place and space, production, consumption and everyday life. It outlines the history and development of popular music studies and introduces a contribution to understanding musical cultures. It also offers an international perspective on popular music, featuring writers based in North and South America, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The text features prominent writers in the field, showcasing a generation of new voices. An interdisciplinary text, it features contributions from media and cultural studies, sociology, music analysis, ethnomusciology and performance studies. "Popular Music Studies" also provides clear and concise editorial material, explaining how the chapters fit into the main debates in popular music studies.

"A stimulating, kaleidoscopic work of unprecedented geographical and methodological range. The editors' introduction is the finest concise overview of popular music studies I've seen."--Robert Walser, Professor and Chair of Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles
"An up-to-the-minute field report on the current state of popular music studies, this excellent collection has the merit of not just recommending interdisciplinarity but practising it, not just criticising the undue pop/rock emphasis of an earlier stage but offering a model for an overdue increase
in pluralism."--Richard Middleton, Professor, Department of Music, University of Newcastle, UK

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Popular music studies: meaning, power and valuep. 1
Musical meaning and historyp. 11
Music, masculinity and migrancy under early apartheid: gender and popular song in South Africa, c. 1948-1960p. 16
Analysing popular songsp. 33
Cover versions and the sound of identity in motionp. 51
(In search of) musical meaning: genres, categories and crossoverp. 65
Audiences, consumption and everyday lifep. 85
Raving, not drowning: authenticity, pleasure and politics in the electronic dance music scenep. 90
The curse of fandom: insiders, outsiders and ethnographyp. 103
Popular music audiences and everyday lifep. 117
Ubiquitous listeningp. 131
Production, institutions and creativityp. 143
Mainstreaming, from hegemonic centre to global networksp. 149
Value and velocity: the 12-inch single as medium and artifactp. 164
Creativity and musical experiencep. 178
The politics of calypso in a world of music industriesp. 191
Place, space and powerp. 205
Locating salsap. 210
Blacking Japanese: experiencing otherness from afarp. 223
India song: popular music genres since economic liberalizationp. 238
The 'pop-rockization' of popular musicp. 251
Indexp. 265
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780340762486
ISBN-10: 0340762489
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31st July 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.2  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1