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Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series


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Popular musicology embraces the field of musicological study that engages with popular forms of music, especially music associated with commerce, entertainment and leisure activities. The Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series aims to present the best research in this field. Authors are concerned with criticism and analysis of the music itself, as well as locating musical practices, values and meanings in cultural context. The focus of the series is on popular music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with a remit to encompass the entirety of the world’s popular music.

Critical and analytical tools employed in the study of popular music are being continually developed and refined in the twenty-first century. Perspectives on the transcultural and intercultural uses of popular music have enriched understanding of social context, reception and subject position. Popular genres as distinct as reggae, township, bhangra, and flamenco are features of a shrinking, transnational world. The series recognizes and addresses the emergence of mixed genres and new global fusions, and utilizes a wide range of theoretical models drawn from anthropology, sociology, psychoanalysis, media studies, semiotics, postcolonial studies, feminism, gender studies and queer studies.

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Popular Music and Human Rights Volume I: World Music

Popular Music and Human Rights: Volume I: World Music

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Peddie
November 21, 2012

Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination and the right to self-legislation have long been at the forefront of popular music's approach to human ...

Popular Music and Human Rights Volume II: World Music

Popular Music and Human Rights: Volume II: World Music

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Peddie
November 21, 2012

Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination and the right to self-legislation have long been at the forefront of popular music's approach to human ...

Michael Jackson Grasping the Spectacle

Michael Jackson: Grasping the Spectacle

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher R. Smit
September 19, 2012

Throughout his 40-year career, Michael Jackson intrigued and captivated public imagination through musical ingenuity, sexual and racial spectacle, savvy publicity stunts, odd behaviours, and a seemingly apolitical (yet always political) offering of popular art. A consistent player on the public ...

Peter Gabriel, From Genesis to Growing Up

Peter Gabriel, From Genesis to Growing Up

1st Edition

By Sarah Hill, Michael Drewett
July 10, 2012

Ever since Peter Gabriel fronted progressive rock band Genesis, from the late 1960s until the mid 1970s, journalists and academics alike have noted the importance of Gabriel's contribution to popular music. His influence became especially significant when he embarked on a solo career in the late ...

She's So Fine: Reflections on Whiteness, Femininity, Adolescence and Class in 1960s Music

She's So Fine: Reflections on Whiteness, Femininity, Adolescence and Class in 1960s Music

1st Edition

Edited By Laurie Stras
September 28, 2011

She's So Fine explores the music, reception and cultural significance of 1960s girl singers and girl groups in the US and the UK. Using approaches from the fields of musicology, women's studies, film and media studies, and cultural studies, this volume is the first interdisciplinary work to link ...

Popular Music and Human Rights 2 volume set

Popular Music and Human Rights: 2 volume set

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Peddie
August 17, 2011

Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination and the right to self-legislation have long been at the forefront of popular music's approach to human ...

The Musical Traditions of Northern Ireland and its Diaspora Community and Conflict

The Musical Traditions of Northern Ireland and its Diaspora: Community and Conflict

1st Edition

By David Cooper
August 28, 2010

For at least two centuries, and arguably much longer, Ireland has exerted an important influence on the development of the traditional, popular and art musics of other regions, and in particular those of Britain and the United States. During the past decade or so, the traditional musics of the ...

Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

1st Edition

Edited By Janet K. Halfyard, Paul Attinello, Vanessa Knights
February 28, 2010

The intense and continuing popularity of the long-running television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has long been matched by the range and depth of the academic critical response. This volume, the first devoted to the show's imaginative and widely varied use of music, sound, and silence,...

Dark Side of the Tune: Popular Music and Violence

Dark Side of the Tune: Popular Music and Violence

1st Edition

By Bruce Johnson, Martin Cloonan
September 28, 2009

Written against the academically dominant but simplistic romanticization of popular music as a positive force, this book focuses on the 'dark side' of the subject. It is a pioneering examination of the ways in which popular music has been deployed in association with violence, ranging from what ...

Genesis and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Genesis and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

1st Edition

By Kevin Holm-Hudson
November 21, 2008

In 1974 the British progressive rock group Genesis released their double concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. The story was described by Genesis's then front-man Peter Gabriel as a 'moral fable' about Rael, a half-Puerto-Rican New York City street tough who is engulfed by a solid cloud ...

Kate Bush and Hounds of Love

Kate Bush and Hounds of Love

1st Edition

By Ron Moy
September 28, 2007

Kate Bush is widely respected as one of the most unique solo female performers to have ever emerged in the field of popular music. She has achieved that rare combination of great commercial success and critical acclaim, with Hounds of Love considered widely to be her masterpiece. The album ...

A Song for Europe Popular Music and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest

A Song for Europe: Popular Music and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Deam Tobin, Ivan Raykoff
July 28, 2007

The world's largest and longest-running song competition, the Eurovision Song Contest is a significant and extremely popular media event throughout the continent and abroad. The Contest is broadcast live in over 30 countries with over 100 million viewers annually. Established in 1956 as a televised...

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