Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: Studies in Popular Music

1st Edition

Shelley Brunt, Geoff Stahl

Routledge
Published May 10, 2018
Reference - 238 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138195691 - CAT# Y227193
Series: Routledge Global Popular Music Series

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Summary

Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century popular music of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. The volume consists of chapters by leading scholars of Australian and Aotearoan/New Zealand music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Each chapter provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance to Australian or Aotearoan/New Zealand popular music. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music in these countries, followed by chapters that are organized into thematic sections: Place-Making and Music-Making; Rethinking the Musical Event; Musical Transformations: Decline and Renewal; and Global Sounds, Local Identity.

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