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Jews, Race and Popular Music

Jews, Race and Popular Music

1st Edition

Jon Stratton
November 15, 2016

Jon Stratton provides a pioneering work on Jews as a racialized group in the popular music of America, Britain and Australia during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Rather than taking a narrative, historical approach the book consists of a number of case studies, looking at the...

Other Voices: Hidden Histories of Liverpool's Popular Music Scenes, 1930s-1970s

Other Voices: Hidden Histories of Liverpool's Popular Music Scenes, 1930s-1970s

1st Edition

Michael Brocken
November 15, 2016

At times it appears that a whole industry exists to perpetuate the myth of origin of the Beatles. There certainly exists a popular music (or perhaps 'rock') origin myth concerning this group and the city of Liverpool and this draws in devotees, as if on a pilgrimage, to Liverpool itself. Once '...

The Irishness of Irish Music

The Irishness of Irish Music

1st Edition

John O'Flynn
November 15, 2016

This book brings together important material from a range of sources and highlights how government organizations, musicians, academics and commercial companies are concerned with, and seek to use, a particular notion of Irish musical identity. Rooting the study in the context of the recent history...

Blackface Minstrelsy in Britain

Blackface Minstrelsy in Britain

1st Edition

Michael Pickering
November 15, 2016

Blackface minstrelsy is associated particularly with popular culture in the United States and Britain, yet despite the continual two-way flow of performers, troupes and companies across the Atlantic, there is little in Britain to match the scholarship of blackface studies in the States. This book...

Sonic Synergies: Music, Technology, Community, Identity

Sonic Synergies: Music, Technology, Community, Identity

1st Edition

Gerry Bloustien, Susan Luckman, Margaret Peters
November 15, 2016

Sonic Synergies: Music, Technology, Community, Identity focuses on the new and emerging synergies of music and digital technology within the new knowledge economies. Eighteen scholars representing six international perspectives explore the global and local ramifications of rapidly changing new...

Making New Zealand's Pop Renaissance: State, Markets, Musicians

Making New Zealand's Pop Renaissance: State, Markets, Musicians

1st Edition

Michael Scott
November 15, 2016

Since the early 2000s New Zealand has undergone a pop renaissance. Domestic artists' sales, airplay and concert attendance have all grown dramatically while new avenues for 'kiwi' pop exports emerged. Concurrent with these trends was a new collective sentiment that embraced and celebrated domestic...

Turkish Metal: Music, Meaning, and Morality in a Muslim Society

Turkish Metal: Music, Meaning, and Morality in a Muslim Society

1st Edition

Pierre Hecker
November 15, 2016

Turkish Metal journeys deep into the heart of the Turkish heavy metal scene, uncovering the emergence, evolution, and especially the social implications of this controversial musical genre in a Muslim society. The book applies an ethnographic approach in order to study social and cultural change in...

Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music

Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music

1st Edition

Doris Leibetseder
November 15, 2016

Queer Tracks describes motifs in popular music that deviate from heterosexual orientation, the binary gender system and fixed identities. This exciting cutting-edge work deals with the key concepts of current gender politics and queer theory in rock and pop music, including irony, parody, camp,...

'Rock On': Women, Ageing and Popular Music

'Rock On': Women, Ageing and Popular Music

1st Edition

Abigail Gardner, Ros Jennings
November 15, 2016

For female pop stars, whose star bodies and star performances are undisputedly the objects of a sexualized external gaze, the process of ageing in public poses particular challenges. Taking a broadly feminist perspective, 'Rock On': women, ageing and popular music shifts popular music studies in a...

The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance

The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance

1st Edition

Susan H. Motherway
November 15, 2016

In The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance Susan Motherway examines the ways in which performers mediate the divide between local and global markets by negotiating this dichotomy in performance practice. In so doing, she discusses the globalizing processes that exert transformative...

The Gendered Score: Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Film

The Gendered Score: Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Film

1st Edition

Heather Laing
November 15, 2016

Heather Laing examines, for the first time, the issues of gender and emotion that underpin the classical style of film scoring, but that have until now remained unquestioned and untheorized, thus providing a benchmark for thinking on more recent and alternative styles of scoring. Many theorists...

Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond

Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond

1st Edition

Anjali Gera Roy
November 11, 2016

Bhangra is commonly understood as the hybrid music produced in Britain by British Asian music producers through mixing Panjabi folk melodies with western pop and black dance rhythms. This is derived from a Punjabi harvest dance of the same name. This book looks at Bhangra's global flows from one...

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