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The Library of Essays on Popular Music: The Library of Essays on Popular Music


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From Soul to Hip Hop

From Soul to Hip Hop

1st Edition

Tom Perchard
November 05, 2014

The essays contained in this volume address some of the most visible, durable and influential of African American musical styles as they developed from the mid-1960s into the 21st-century. Soul, funk, pop, R&B and hip hop practices are explored both singly and in their many convergences, and in...

Non-Western Popular Music

Non-Western Popular Music

1st Edition

Tony Langlois
January 28, 2012

This collection provides readers with a diverse and contemporary overview of research in the field. Drawing upon scholarly writing from a range of disciplines and approaches, it provides case studies from a wide range of 'non Western' musical contexts. In so doing the volume attends to the central...

Electronica, Dance and Club Music

Electronica, Dance and Club Music

1st Edition

Mark J. Butler
January 16, 2012

Discos, clubs and raves have been focal points for the development of new and distinctive musical and cultural practices over the past four decades. This volume presents the rich array of scholarship that has sprung up in response. Cutting-edge perspectives from a broad range of academic...

Rock Music

Rock Music

1st Edition

Mark Spicer
December 21, 2011

This volume gathers together twenty articles from among the best scholarly writing on rock music published in academic journals over the past two decades. These diverse essays reflect the wide range of approaches that scholars in various disciplines have applied to the study of rock, from those...

Popular Music and Multimedia

Popular Music and Multimedia

1st Edition

Julie McQuinn
October 28, 2011

The focus of this collection of essays is the powerful interaction between popular music and multimedia: film, television, music video and video games. Written by a diverse group of scholars and published within the last fifteen years, the essays examine new theories and methodologies and offer...

Roots Music

Roots Music

1st Edition

Mark F. DeWitt
October 21, 2011

When we talk about roots music, what do we mean and what is at stake? Ethnomusicologist Mark F. DeWitt delves into these questions in an introductory bibliographic essay and selects twenty-one articles published between 1974 and 2010 that have advanced our knowledge and insight about this topic....

Pop Music and Easy Listening

Pop Music and Easy Listening

1st Edition

Stan Hawkins
September 12, 2011

What defines pop music? Why do we consider some styles as easier listening than others? Arranged in three parts: Aesthetics and Authenticity - Groove, Sampling and Industry - Subjectivity, Ethnicity and Politics, this collection of essays by a group of international scholars deals with these...

Jazz

Jazz

1st Edition

Tony Whyton
August 28, 2011

The featured articles in this volume provide an overview of jazz studies writings from the 1990s to the present day, and each text engages with issues that are central to the changing discourse of jazz in popular culture. The volume includes studies of specific scenes, artists and periods from...

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