Popular Music and Society / Edition 2

Popular Music and Society / Edition 2

by Brian Longhurst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745631630

ISBN-13: 9780745631639

Pub. Date: 05/15/2007

Publisher: Wiley

This new edition of Popular Music and Society, fully revised and updated, continues to pioneer an approach to the study of popular music that is informed by wider debates in sociology and media and cultural studies. Astute and accessible, it continues to set the agenda for research and teaching in this area.

The textbook begins by examining the ways in

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This new edition of Popular Music and Society, fully revised and updated, continues to pioneer an approach to the study of popular music that is informed by wider debates in sociology and media and cultural studies. Astute and accessible, it continues to set the agenda for research and teaching in this area.

The textbook begins by examining the ways in which popular music is produced, before moving on to explore its structure as text and the ways in which audiences understand and use music. Packed with examples and data on the contemporary production and consumption of popular music, the book also includes overviews and critiques of theoretical approaches to this exciting area of study and outlines the most important empirical studies which have shaped the discipline.

Topics covered include:

• The contemporary organisation of the music industry;
• The effects of technological change on production;
• The history and politics of popular music;
• Gender, sexuality and ethnicity;
• Subcultures;
• Fans and music celebrities.

For this new edition, two whole new chapters have been added: on performance and the body, and on the very latest ways of thinking about audiences and the spaces and places of music consumption.

This second edition of Popular Music and Society will continue to be required reading for students of the sociology of culture, media and communication studies, and popular culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745631639
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Arguments and Framework3
Pt. IProduction
2The Pop Music Industry29
3The Social Production of Music55
Pt. IIText
4History, Politics and Sexuality93
5Black Music127
6Texts and Meaning158
Pt. IIIAudience
7Effects, Audiences and Subcultures195
8Fans, Production and Consumption226
Conclusion249
Further Reading252
References and Bibliography255
Index267

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