Popular Music Studies

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Introduces students to the most significant debates in the field, offering fresh perspectives and suggesting new directions. Genuinely interdisciplinary on scope, the book outlines the history and development of popular music studies while offering and unprecedentedly international perspective on popular music, featuring writers from North and South America, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Combining insights from media and cultural studies, sociology, music analysis, ethnomusicology,...

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Overview

Introduces students to the most significant debates in the field, offering fresh perspectives and suggesting new directions. Genuinely interdisciplinary on scope, the book outlines the history and development of popular music studies while offering and unprecedentedly international perspective on popular music, featuring writers from North and South America, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Combining insights from media and cultural studies, sociology, music analysis, ethnomusicology, and performance studies, the essays cover textual analysis, place and space, production, consumption, and everyday life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340762486
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/31/2002
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hesmondhalgh is Professor of Media and Music Industries and Director of The Media Industries Research Centre at the University of Leeds, UK.
 
Keith Negus is Professor of Musicology at Goldmsiths, University of London, UK.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Popular music studies: meaning, power and value 1
Sect. I Musical meaning and history 11
1 Music, masculinity and migrancy under early apartheid: gender and popular song in South Africa, c. 1948-1960 16
2 Analysing popular songs 33
3 Cover versions and the sound of identity in motion 51
4 (In search of) musical meaning: genres, categories and crossover 65
Sect. II Audiences, consumption and everyday life 85
5 Raving, not drowning: authenticity, pleasure and politics in the electronic dance music scene 90
6 The curse of fandom: insiders, outsiders and ethnography 103
7 Popular music audiences and everyday life 117
8 Ubiquitous listening 131
Sect. III Production, institutions and creativity 143
9 Mainstreaming, from hegemonic centre to global networks 149
10 Value and velocity: the 12-inch single as medium and artifact 164
11 Creativity and musical experience 178
12 The politics of calypso in a world of music industries 191
Sect. IV Place, space and power 205
13 Locating salsa 210
14 Blacking Japanese: experiencing otherness from afar 223
15 India song: popular music genres since economic liberalization 238
16 The 'pop-rockization' of popular music 251
Index 265
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