Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment

Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment

by Mark Pedelty
     
 

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Can musicians really make the world more sustainable? Anthropologist Mark Pedelty joined an eco-oriented band, the Hypoxic Punks, to find out. In his timely and exciting book, Ecomusicology, Pedelty explores the political ecology of rock, from local bands to global superstars. He examines the climate change controversies of U2's 360 Degrees stadium tour-deemed

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Overview

Can musicians really make the world more sustainable? Anthropologist Mark Pedelty joined an eco-oriented band, the Hypoxic Punks, to find out. In his timely and exciting book, Ecomusicology, Pedelty explores the political ecology of rock, from local bands to global superstars. He examines the climate change controversies of U2's 360 Degrees stadium tour-deemed excessive by some-and the struggles of local folk singers who perform songs about the environment. In the process, he raises serious questions about the environmental effects, and meanings of music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439907122
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2012
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
872,045
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Pedelty is an Associate Professor of Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. To learn more about this book and its music, visit his website, http://www.hypoxicpunks.org

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