The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage

1st Edition

Sarah Baker, Catherine Strong, Lauren Istvandity, Zelmarie Cantillon

Published June 1, 2018
Reference - 416 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138237636 - CAT# Y310298
Series: Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions


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The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage examines the social, cultural, political and economic value of popular music as history and heritage. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, the volume explores the relationship between popular music and the past, and how interpretations of the changing nature of the past in post-industrial societies play out in the field of popular music.

In-depth chapters cover key themes around historiography, heritage, memory and institutions, alongside case studies from around the world, including the UK, Australia, South Africa and India, exploring popular music’s connection to culture both past and present.

Wide-ranging in scope, the book is an excellent introduction for students and scholars working in musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, critical heritage studies, cultural studies, memory studies and other related fields.

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