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Soundtracks: Popular Music,Identity and Place / Edition 1
     

Soundtracks: Popular Music,Identity and Place / Edition 1

by John Connell
 

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ISBN-10: 0415170281

ISBN-13: 2900415170283

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sound Tracks traces the ways in which music has informed complex globalisations, the role of companies and technology in diffusion, innovation and commercialism and the wider significance of cultural industries. It links migration and mobility to new musical practices, whether in 'developing' countries or metropolitan centres, and traces the recent rise of 'music

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Sound Tracks traces the ways in which music has informed complex globalisations, the role of companies and technology in diffusion, innovation and commercialism and the wider significance of cultural industries. It links migration and mobility to new musical practices, whether in 'developing' countries or metropolitan centres, and traces the recent rise of 'music tourism'. It examines issues of authenticity and credibility, and the quest for roots within different musical genres, from buskers to brass bands, and from rap to rai. Sound Tracks emphasises music's contributions to the contradictions, illusions and celebrations of contemporary life. It situates music and the music industry within spatial theories of globalisation and local change: fixity and fluidity combined. In a world of intensified globalisation, links between space, music and identity are increasingly tenuous, yet places give credibility to music, not least in the 'country', and music is commonly linked to place, through claims to tradition, 'authenticity' and originality, and as a marketing device. This book develops new perspectives on these relationships and how they are situated within cultural and geographical thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415170283
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Critical Geographies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsviii
Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxii
1Into the music1
2Music and place: 'fixing authenticity'19
3Music and movement: overcoming space45
4The place of lyrics71
5Sounds and scenes: a place for music?90
6Music communities: national identity, ethnicity and place117
7New worlds: music from the margins?144
8A world of flows: music, mobility and transnational soundscapes160
9Aural architecture: the spaces of music192
10Marketing place: music and tourism221
11Terra Digitalia? Music, copyright and territory in the information age251
12The long and winding road...270
Bibliography282
Index307

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