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Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture

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Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture presents 18 original essays that collectively address the question: what are we talking about when we talk about popular music? Each essay - drawing widely on work in feminist, postcolonial, and cultural studies and the disciplines of musicology and literary criticism - maps the competing perspectives on one of the key terms in ongoing debates on the meaning of popular music and culture, discusses the history of continuities and conflicts in its meaning, and presents the ...
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Overview

Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture presents 18 original essays that collectively address the question: what are we talking about when we talk about popular music? Each essay - drawing widely on work in feminist, postcolonial, and cultural studies and the disciplines of musicology and literary criticism - maps the competing perspectives on one of the key terms in ongoing debates on the meaning of popular music and culture, discusses the history of continuities and conflicts in its meaning, and presents the writer's own views on its meaning and how he or she has come to adopt such a position.
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"The book features an excellent roster of authors and will make a valuable companion to popular-music studies, histories and surveys" CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631212638
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/1999
  • Series: Blackwell Guides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Horner has degrees in both music and English. His essays on song criticism have appeared in such journals as Mosaic, Writing on the Edge, and the Journal of Musicology. He is Associate Professor of English at Drake University, where he teaches courses on song criticism.

Thomas Swiss has had essays published in Popular Music, Postmodern Culture, New England Review, and The New York Times Book Review. His most recent books are Rough Cut, a collection of poems (1997), and the co-edited Mapping the Beat: Popular Music and Contemporary Theory (Blackwell, 1997). He teaches courses on music and contemporary culture at Drake University, where he is Center for the Humanities Professor.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Putting It into Words: Key Terms for Studying Popular Music 1
Pt. I Locating Popular Music in Culture 3
1 Ideology 5
2 Discourse 18
3 Histories 35
4 Institutions 46
5 Politics 57
6 Race 71
7 Gender 85
8 Youth 101
Pt. II Locating Culture in Popular Music 111
9 Popular 113
10 Music 124
11 Form 141
12 Text 156
13 Images 178
14 Performance 188
15 Authorship 199
16 Technology 209
17 Business 225
18 Scenes 239
Index 251
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