Popular Music Studies Reader

Popular Music Studies Reader

by Andy Bennett
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Popular Music Studies Reader

The Popular Music Studies 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.

A wide range of international contributors featuring some of the biggest names in popular music and cultural studies including Philip Auslander, Paul Gilroy and Kodwo Eshun and discuss:

* the increasing participation of women in the industry
* the changing role of gender and sexuality in popular music
* the role of new technologies, especially in production and distribution
* the changing nature of the relationship between music production and consumption.

The Popular Music Studies 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900415307108
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on editors     xi
Notes on contributors     xiii
Acknowledgements     xix
Introduction     1
Music as Sound, Music as Text
Introduction to Part One     1
In the Groove or Blowing Your Mind?: The Pleasures of Musical Repetition     15
This is Not a Story My People Tell: Musical Time and Space According to Laurie Anderson     21
'Home is Living Like a Man on the Run': John Cale's Welsh Atlantic     29
Family Values in Music?: Billie Holiday's and Bing Crosby's 'I'll Be Seeing You'     36
Subjectivity and Soundscape, Motorbikes and Music     44
Making Music
Introduction to Part Two     53
Little Girl Blue     57
Black Sound, Black Body: Jimi Hendrix, the Electric Guitar, and the Meanings of Blackness     64
Making Up and Showing Off: What Musicians Do     71
War in the Jungle     78
Liveness: Performance and the Anxiety of Simulation     85
Subcultures, Scenes and Tribes
Introduction to Part Three     95
Understanding Hipness: 'Subcultural Capital' as Feminist Tool     99
Subcultures or Neotribes?: Rethinking the Relationship Between Youth, Style and Musical Taste     106
Punk Rock at Raul's: The Performance of Contradiction     114
Rules of Rebellion: Slamdancing, Moshing and the American Alternative Scene     121
'Roots'?: The Relationship Between the Global and the Local within the Extreme Metal Scene     128
Popular Music and Everyday Life
Introduction to Part Four     137
Music and Self-Identity     141
Filmic Cities: The Aesthetic Experience of the Personal-Stereo User     148
'Beautiful Music': The Rise of Easy-Listening FM     156
Scanning: Aether Talk     164
Musical Diasporas
Introduction to Part Five     175
"'Jewels Brought from Bondage': Black Music and the Politics of Authenticity"     179
Zouk and the Isles of the Caribees     187
The Local and Global in North African Popular Music     194
Asian Kool?: Bhangra and Beyond     201
Technobanda and the Politics of Identity     208
Voices from the Margins: Rap Music and Contemporary Cultural Production     216
Music Industry
Introduction to Part Six     227
The Industrialization of Music     231
Musicians in Hollywood: Work and Technological Change in Entertainment Industries, 1926-1940     239
The British Dance Music Industry: A Case Study of Independent Cultural Production     246
Profiting from Creativity? The Music Industry in Stockholm, Sweden and Kingston, Jamaica     253
Popular Music and Technology
Introduction to Part Seven     265
The Material Heterogeneity of Recorded Sound     269
Rationalization and Democratization in the New Technologies of Popular Music     276
Music/Technology/Practice: Musical Knowledge in Action     283
Futurhythmachine: [An Interview with Kodwo Eshun]     292
Home on the Page: A Virtual Place of Music Community     295
Popular Music Media
Introduction to Part Eight     305
Commercial Radio and Popular Music: Processes of Selection and Factors of Influence     309
'Yo Quiero mi MTV!': Making Music Television for Latin America     317
Popular Songs and Comic Allusion in Contemporary Cinema     326
Anglo-American Music Journalism: Texts and Contexts     333
Popular Music, Gender and Sexuality
Introduction to Part Nine     343
Women Making Music: Some Material Constraints     347
Smells Like Teen Spirit: Riot Grrrls, Revolution, and Women in Independent Rock     355
Rethinking Issues of Gender and Sexuality in Led Zeppelin: A Woman's View of Pleasure and Power in Hard Rock     362
Women and the Early British Rave Scene     370
Housewives' Choice: Female Fans and Unmanly Men     377
References      382
Index     396

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