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Experiencing Disco, HipHop, House, Techno, Drum 'n' Bass and Garage Discographies traces the history of ideas about music and dance in Western culture.
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Overview

Experiencing Disco, HipHop, House, Techno, Drum 'n' Bass and Garage Discographies traces the history of ideas about music and dance in Western culture.
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Editorial Reviews

Simon Firth
This is a lucid, informative, engagingly written and stimulating work. It admirably covers a variety of different theoretical issues and takes off from dance to raise all sorts of questions about the treatment of music in cultural studies.
Lingua Franca
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203012062
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/29/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 400 KB

Meet the Author

Jeremy Gilbert is currently teaching in the Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London. He is contributor to Living Through Pop and The Moderniser's Dilemma. Ewan Pearson has been a visiting lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of East London. He is now a full-time musician and has recorded for several Uk dance labels including Glasgow's Soma recordings.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 The tribal rites of Saturday night: Discos and intellectuals 1
2 Music, meaning and pleasure: From Plato to disco 38
3 The metaphysics of music 54
4 Take your partner by the hand: Dance music, gender and sexuality 83
5 Metal machine musics: Technology, subjectivity and reception 110
6 No music, no dancing: Capitalist modernity and the legacy of Puritanism 146
7 The politics of popular culture 158
Bibliography 187
Index 193
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