Mapping the Beat: Popular Music and Contemporary Theory

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Mapping the Beat: Popular Music and Contemporary Theory by Andrew Herman, John M. Sloop, Thom Swiss

One of the most vibrant and exciting new areas of academia inquiry falls under the cross disciplinary category of cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577180784
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/28/1997
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Thomas Swiss is Humanities Endowment Professor of English and Associate Chair at Drake University. He is a published poet and literary critic with works appearing in The New York Times Book Review, Iowa Review and the American Scholar.
Andrew Herman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Drake University. He specializes in the study of popular culture and society.
John M. Sloop is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Vanderbilt University. His interests include cultural representation in the media, music and cyberspace.

Table of Contents

Part I: Noise, Performance and the Politics of Sound:.

1. Mapping the Beat: The Space of Noise and the Place of Music: Andrew Herman (Drake University), Thomas Swiss (Drake University) and John Sloop (Vanderbilt University).

2. Not The Same: Race, Repetition and Difference in Hip-Hop: Russell Potter (Rhode Island College).

3. Kick Out the Jams!: The MC5 and the Politics of Noise: Steve Waksman (University of Minnesota).

5. Queers, Punks, and Alternative Acts: Cynthia Fuchs (George Mason University).

Part II: History, Technology and Policy:.

6. Drumming and Memory: Scholarship, Technology, and Music-Making: Andrew Goodwin (University of San Fransisco).

7. The History of Rock's Pasts through Rock Covers: Deena Weinstein (DePaul University).

8. Repressive Representations: Patriarchy and Femininity in Rock Music of the Counterculture: Sheila Whitely (Salford University).

9. Popular Music and the Synergy of Corporate Culture: David Sanjek (Broadcast Music, Inc).

10. Fields of Practice: Musical Production, Public Policy, and the Market: Holly Kruse (La Salle University).

Part III: Location and Movement in the Spaces of Popular Music:.

11. Crossing Over: Selena's Tejana Music and the Discourse of Borderlands: Ramona Liera-Schwichtenberg (Wichita State University).

12. Yo Quiero Mi MTV: Making Music Television for Latin America: Robert Hanke (Journalist).

13. Studying Rock: Towards a Materialist Ethnography: Tony Kirschner (University of Illinois).

14. Everybody Loves Our Town: Scenes and Spatialization: Mark Olson (University of North Carolina).

15. Negativeland, Outlaw Judgements, and the Politics of Cyberspace: Andrew Herman (Drake University) and John Sloop (Vanderbilt University).


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" Mapping the Beatreally does attempt to map out contemporary pop music in relation to the best and newest cultural and social theory. The collection as a whole would be useful for undergraduate courses- many of the pieces are short, accessible and offer a useful comparative source to place against the textbooks. For researchers, there is enough criting writing here to entice thoughtful reflection on Deleuze and Guattari or spatial ontologies and pop music." Bookends 1998.

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