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The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock : Cambridge Companions to Music - Simon Frith

The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock

Cambridge Companions to Music

By: Simon Frith (Editor), Will Straw (Editor), John Street (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th November 2001
ISBN: 9780521556606
Number Of Pages: 324

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This Companion maps the world of pop and rock, pinpointing the most significant moments in its history and presenting the key issues involved in understanding popular culture's most vital art form. Expert writers chart the changing patterns in the production and consumption of popular music, the emergence of a vast industry with a turnover of billions and the rise of global stars from Elvis to Public Enemy, Nirvana to the Spice Girls. They trace the way new technologies - from the amplifier to the internet - have changed the sounds and practices of pop and they analyse the way maverick entrepreneurs have given way to multimedia corporations. In particular they focus on the controversial issues concerning race and ethnicity, politics, gender and globalisation. Contains full profiles of a selection of figures from the pop and rock world.

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'Whilst being of essential reading to the student of pop and rock it is also of interest to anyone who enjoys reading about the social history of our time.' Yorkshire Gazette 'This thought-provoking companion gives would be students a taster of what they might encounter on the several courses now available ... it is to the book's credit that it adopts an all-encompassing approach.' Music Teacher 'Suitable as an introductory-level undergraduate book and there is also sufficient novelty of approach within some of the chapters to interest graduates and researchers alike.' European Journal of Communication

Notes on contributorsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introduction and chronology of pop and rockp. ix
'Plugged in': technology and popular musicp. 3
The popular music industryp. 26
Consumptionp. 53
Star profiles Ip. 74
Elvis Presley
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
Jimi Hendrix
The Rolling Stones
James Brown
Marvin Gaye
Texts, genres, styles
Pop musicp. 93
Reconsidering rockp. 109
Soul into hip-hopp. 143
Dance musicp. 158
World musicp. 176
Star profiles IIp. 193
Bob Marley
David Bowie
Public Enemy
Derrick May
The Spice Girls
Pop, rock and interpretationp. 213
Popular music, gender and sexualityp. 226
Rock, pop and politicsp. 243
From Rice to Ice: the face of race in rock and popp. 256
The 'local' and 'global' in popular musicp. 272
Referencesp. 290
Indexp. 300
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ISBN: 9780521556606
ISBN-10: 0521556600
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 26th November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.76  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.52

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