The Popular Music Studies Reader

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415307093
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Music as sound, music as text
Introduction to part one 11
1 In the groove or blowing your mind? : the pleasures of musical repetition 15
2 This is not a story my people tell : musical time and space according to Laurie Anderson 21
3 'Home is living like a man on the run' : John Cale's Welsh Atlantic 29
4 Family values in music? : Billie Holiday's and Bing Crosby's 'I'll be seeing you' 36
5 Subjectivity and soundscape, motorbikes and music 44
Pt. 2 Making music
Introduction to part two 53
6 Little girl blue 57
7 Black sound, black body : Jimi Hendrix, the electric guitar, and the meanings of blackness 64
8 Making up and showing off : what musicians do 71
9 War in the jungle 78
10 Liveness : performance and the anxiety of simulation 85
Pt. 3 Subcultures, scenes and tribes
Introduction to part three 95
11 Understanding hipness : 'subcultural capital' as feminist tool 99
12 Subcultures or neotribes? : rethinking the relationship between youth, style and musical taste 106
13 Punk rock at Raul's : the performance of contradiction 114
14 Rules of rebellion : slamdancing, moshing and the American alternative scene 121
15 'Roots'? : the relationship between the global and the local within the extreme metal scene 128
Pt. 4 Popular music and everyday life
Introduction to part four 137
16 Music and self-identity 141
17 Filmic cities : the aesthetic experience of the personal-stereo user 148
18 'Beautiful music' : the rise of easy-listening FM 156
19 Scanning : Aether talk 164
Pt. 5 Musical diasporas
Introduction to part five 175
20 "'Jewels brought from bondage' : black music and the politics of authenticity" 179
21 Zouk and the Isles of the Caribees 187
22 The local and global in North African popular music 194
23 Asian kool? : Bhangra and beyond 201
24 Technobanda and the politics of identity 208
25 Voices from the margins : rap music and contemporary cultural production 216
Pt. 6 Music industry
Introduction to part six 227
26 The industrialization of music 231
27 Musicians in Hollywood : work and technological change in entertainment industries, 1926-1940 239
28 The British dance music industry : a case study of independent cultural production 246
29 Profiting from creativity? : the music industry in Stockholm, Sweden and Kingston, Jamaica 253
Pt. 7 Popular music and technology
Introduction to part seven 265
30 The material heterogeneity of recorded sound 269
31 Rationalization and democratization in the new technologies of popular music 276
32 Music/technology/practice : musical knowledge in action 283
33 Futurhythmachine : (an interview with Kodwo Eshun) 292
34 Home on the page : a virtual place of music community 295
Pt. 8 Popular music media
Introduction to part eight 305
35 Commercial radio and popular music : processes of selection and factors of influence 309
36 'Yo Quiero Mi MTV!' : making music television for Latin America 317
37 Popular songs and comic allusion in contemporary cinema 326
38 Anglo-American music journalism : texts and contexts 333
Pt. 9 Popular music, gender and sexuality
Introduction to part nine 343
39 Women making music : some material constraints 347
40 Smells like teen spirit : riot grrrls, revolution, and women in independent rock 355
41 Rethinking issues of gender and sexuality in Led Zeppelin : a woman's view of pleasure and power in hard rock 362
42 Women and the early British rave scene 370
43 Housewives' choice : female fans and unmanly men 377
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