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The Popular Music Studies Reader - Andy Bennett

The Popular Music Studies Reader

By: Andy Bennett (Editor), Barry Shank (Editor), Jason Toynbee (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th October 2005
ISBN: 9780415307109
Number Of Pages: 432

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The Popular Music Studies Reader maps the changing nature of popular music over the last decade and considers how popular music studies has expanded and developed to deal with these changes.

A wide range of international contributors featuring some of the biggest names in popular music and cultural studies including Philip Auslander, Paul Gilroy and Kodwo Eshun and discuss:

* the increasing participation of women in the industry
* the changing role of gender and sexuality in popular music
* the role of new technologies, especially in production and distribution
* the changing nature of the relationship between music production and consumption.

The Popular Music Studies Reader places popular music in its cultural context, looks at the significance of popular music in our everyday lives, and examines the global nature of the music industry.

Notes on editorsp. xi
Notes on contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Music as Sound, Music as Text
Introduction to Part Onep. 1
In the Groove or Blowing Your Mind?: The Pleasures of Musical Repetitionp. 15
This is Not a Story My People Tell: Musical Time and Space According to Laurie Andersonp. 21
'Home is Living Like a Man on the Run': John Cale's Welsh Atlanticp. 29
Family Values in Music?: Billie Holiday's and Bing Crosby's 'I'll Be Seeing You'p. 36
Subjectivity and Soundscape, Motorbikes and Musicp. 44
Making Music
Introduction to Part Twop. 53
Little Girl Bluep. 57
Black Sound, Black Body: Jimi Hendrix, the Electric Guitar, and the Meanings of Blacknessp. 64
Making Up and Showing Off: What Musicians Dop. 71
War in the Junglep. 78
Liveness: Performance and the Anxiety of Simulationp. 85
Subcultures, Scenes and Tribes
Introduction to Part Threep. 95
Understanding Hipness: 'Subcultural Capital' as Feminist Toolp. 99
Subcultures or Neotribes?: Rethinking the Relationship Between Youth, Style and Musical Tastep. 106
Punk Rock at Raul's: The Performance of Contradictionp. 114
Rules of Rebellion: Slamdancing, Moshing and the American Alternative Scenep. 121
'Roots'?: The Relationship Between the Global and the Local within the Extreme Metal Scenep. 128
Popular Music and Everyday Life
Introduction to Part Fourp. 137
Music and Self-Identityp. 141
Filmic Cities: The Aesthetic Experience of the Personal-Stereo Userp. 148
'Beautiful Music': The Rise of Easy-Listening FMp. 156
Scanning: Aether Talkp. 164
Musical Diasporas
Introduction to Part Fivep. 175
"'Jewels Brought from Bondage': Black Music and the Politics of Authenticity"p. 179
Zouk and the Isles of the Caribeesp. 187
The Local and Global in North African Popular Musicp. 194
Asian Kool?: Bhangra and Beyondp. 201
Technobanda and the Politics of Identityp. 208
Voices from the Margins: Rap Music and Contemporary Cultural Productionp. 216
Music Industry
Introduction to Part Sixp. 227
The Industrialization of Musicp. 231
Musicians in Hollywood: Work and Technological Change in Entertainment Industries, 1926-1940p. 239
The British Dance Music Industry: A Case Study of Independent Cultural Productionp. 246
Profiting from Creativity? The Music Industry in Stockholm, Sweden and Kingston, Jamaicap. 253
Popular Music and Technology
Introduction to Part Sevenp. 265
The Material Heterogeneity of Recorded Soundp. 269
Rationalization and Democratization in the New Technologies of Popular Musicp. 276
Music/Technology/Practice: Musical Knowledge in Actionp. 283
Futurhythmachine: [An Interview with Kodwo Eshun]p. 292
Home on the Page: A Virtual Place of Music Communityp. 295
Popular Music Media
Introduction to Part Eightp. 305
Commercial Radio and Popular Music: Processes of Selection and Factors of Influencep. 309
'Yo Quiero mi MTV!': Making Music Television for Latin Americap. 317
Popular Songs and Comic Allusion in Contemporary Cinemap. 326
Anglo-American Music Journalism: Texts and Contextsp. 333
Popular Music, Gender and Sexuality
Introduction to Part Ninep. 343
Women Making Music: Some Material Constraintsp. 347
Smells Like Teen Spirit: Riot Grrrls, Revolution, and Women in Independent Rockp. 355
Rethinking Issues of Gender and Sexuality in Led Zeppelin: A Woman's View of Pleasure and Power in Hard Rockp. 362
Women and the Early British Rave Scenep. 370
Housewives' Choice: Female Fans and Unmanly Menp. 377
Referencesp. 382
Indexp. 396
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ISBN: 9780415307109
ISBN-10: 0415307104
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 20th October 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 3