The Popular Music Studies Reader

The Popular Music Studies Reader

by Andy Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415307090

ISBN-13: 9780415307093

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"The Popular Music Studies Reader brings together classic texts and essential new writings on popular music. The Reader places popular music in its cultural context, looks at the significance of popular music in our everyday lives and examines the global nature of the music industry." The Reader maps the changing nature of popular music over the last decade and…  See more details below

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"The Popular Music Studies Reader brings together classic texts and essential new writings on popular music. The Reader places popular music in its cultural context, looks at the significance of popular music in our everyday lives and examines the global nature of the music industry." The Reader maps the changing nature of popular music over the last decade and considers how popular music studies has expanded and developed to deal with these changes. Articles discuss the increasing participation of women in the industry and the changing role of gender and sexuality in popular music, the role of new technologies, especially in production and distribution, and the changing nature of the relationship between music production and consumption. The Reader is divided into parts, each with an introduction by the editors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415307093
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1Music as sound, music as text
Introduction to part one11
1In the groove or blowing your mind? : the pleasures of musical repetition15
2This is not a story my people tell : musical time and space according to Laurie Anderson21
3'Home is living like a man on the run' : John Cale's Welsh Atlantic29
4Family values in music? : Billie Holiday's and Bing Crosby's 'I'll be seeing you'36
5Subjectivity and soundscape, motorbikes and music44
Pt. 2Making music
Introduction to part two53
6Little girl blue57
7Black sound, black body : Jimi Hendrix, the electric guitar, and the meanings of blackness64
8Making up and showing off : what musicians do71
9War in the jungle78
10Liveness : performance and the anxiety of simulation85
Pt. 3Subcultures, scenes and tribes
Introduction to part three95
11Understanding hipness : 'subcultural capital' as feminist tool99
12Subcultures or neotribes? : rethinking the relationship between youth, style and musical taste106
13Punk rock at Raul's : the performance of contradiction114
14Rules of rebellion : slamdancing, moshing and the American alternative scene121
15'Roots'? : the relationship between the global and the local within the extreme metal scene128
Pt. 4Popular music and everyday life
Introduction to part four137
16Music and self-identity141
17Filmic cities : the aesthetic experience of the personal-stereo user148
18'Beautiful music' : the rise of easy-listening FM156
19Scanning : Aether talk164
Pt. 5Musical diasporas
Introduction to part five175
20"'Jewels brought from bondage' : black music and the politics of authenticity"179
21Zouk and the Isles of the Caribees187
22The local and global in North African popular music194
23Asian kool? : Bhangra and beyond201
24Technobanda and the politics of identity208
25Voices from the margins : rap music and contemporary cultural production216
Pt. 6Music industry
Introduction to part six227
26The industrialization of music231
27Musicians in Hollywood : work and technological change in entertainment industries, 1926-1940239
28The British dance music industry : a case study of independent cultural production246
29Profiting from creativity? : the music industry in Stockholm, Sweden and Kingston, Jamaica253
Pt. 7Popular music and technology
Introduction to part seven265
30The material heterogeneity of recorded sound269
31Rationalization and democratization in the new technologies of popular music276
32Music/technology/practice : musical knowledge in action283
33Futurhythmachine : (an interview with Kodwo Eshun)292
34Home on the page : a virtual place of music community295
Pt. 8Popular music media
Introduction to part eight305
35Commercial radio and popular music : processes of selection and factors of influence309
36'Yo Quiero Mi MTV!' : making music television for Latin America317
37Popular songs and comic allusion in contemporary cinema326
38Anglo-American music journalism : texts and contexts333
Pt. 9Popular music, gender and sexuality
Introduction to part nine343
39Women making music : some material constraints347
40Smells like teen spirit : riot grrrls, revolution, and women in independent rock355
41Rethinking issues of gender and sexuality in Led Zeppelin : a woman's view of pleasure and power in hard rock362
42Women and the early British rave scene370
43Housewives' choice : female fans and unmanly men377

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