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Sound Tracks : Popular Music Identity and Place - Chris Gibson

Sound Tracks

Popular Music Identity and Place

Paperback Published: 26th September 2002
ISBN: 9780415170284
Number Of Pages: 320

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"Soundtracks" traces the relationships between music, space and identity-from inner city 'scenes' to the music of nations-to give a wide-ranging perspective on popular music. It examines the influence of cultures, economics, politics and technology on the changing structure and geographies of music at local and global levels. Taking music from its role as an expression of local culture in indigenous societies to its gradual evolution towards a global music industry, this work pays particular attention to the complex spread of world music from reggae to zouk and beyond. Containing an impressive and comprehensive range of global case studies "Soundtracks" takes an innovative approach to the complex and changing relationships between music and space to provide a genuine global assessment of the power and pleasure of popular music in its many forms.

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.."."a broad and deep compendium"
"Connell and Gibson deeply enrich our ability to traverse this seemingly infinite scholarly terrain..""
No.1, Vol.28; Pg.126
-Popular Music and Society, February 1, 2005

List of illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Into the musicp. 1
Music and place: 'fixing authenticity'p. 19
Music and movement: overcoming spacep. 45
The place of lyricsp. 71
Sounds and scenes: a place for music?p. 90
Music communities: national identity, ethnicity and placep. 117
New worlds: music from the margins?p. 144
A world of flows: music, mobility and transnational soundscapesp. 160
Aural architecture: the spaces of musicp. 192
Marketing place: music and tourismp. 221
Terra Digitalia? Music, copyright and territory in the information agep. 251
The long and winding road...p. 270
Bibliographyp. 282
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780415170284
ISBN-10: 0415170281
Series: Critical Geographies (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26th September 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1