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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 in France from Chanson to Techno Culture, Identity and Society

Popular Music in France from Chanson to Techno: Culture, Identity and Society

1st Edition

By Steve Cannon, Hugh Dauncey
November 28, 2016

In France during the 1960s and 1970s, popular music became a key component of socio-cultural modernisation as the music/record industry became increasingly important in both economic and cultural terms in response to demographic changes and the rise of the modern media. As France began questioning ...

Understanding Scotland Musically Folk, Tradition and Policy

Understanding Scotland Musically: Folk, Tradition and Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Simon McKerrell, Gary West
February 20, 2018

Scottish traditional music has been through a successful revival in the mid-twentieth century and has now entered a professionalised and public space. Devolution in the UK and the surge of political debate surrounding the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 led to a greater scrutiny of ...

Grunge: Music and Memory

Grunge: Music and Memory

1st Edition

By Catherine Strong
November 17, 2016

Grunge has been perceived as the music that defined 'Generation X'. Twenty years after the height of the movement there is still considerable interest in its rise and fall, and its main figures such as Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. As a form of 'retro' music it is even experiencing a resurgence, ...

Decline, Renewal and the City in Popular Music Culture: Beyond the Beatles

Decline, Renewal and the City in Popular Music Culture: Beyond the Beatles

1st Edition

By Sara Cohen
May 28, 2007

How is popular music culture connected with the life, image, and identity of a city? How, for example, did the Beatles emerge in Liverpool, how did they come to be categorized as part of Liverpool culture and identity and used to develop and promote the city, and how have connections between the ...

Remembering Woodstock

Remembering Woodstock

1st Edition

Edited By Andy Bennett
June 17, 2004

The Woodstock festival of 1969, which featured such groups and artists as the Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, is remembered as much for its 'bringing together' of the counter-cultural generation as for the music performed. The event represented a ...

The British Folk Revival 1944–2002

The British Folk Revival: 1944–2002

1st Edition

By Michael Brocken
December 19, 2003

The British Folk Revival is the very first historical and theoretical work to consider the post-war folk revival in Britain from a popular music studies perspective. Michael Brocken provides a historical narrative of the folk revival from the 1940s up until the 1990s, beginning with the emergence ...

The Resisting Muse: Popular Music and Social Protest

The Resisting Muse: Popular Music and Social Protest

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Peddie
April 28, 2006

Popular music has traditionally served as a rallying point for voices of opposition, across a huge variety of genres. This volume examines the various ways popular music has been deployed as anti-establishment and how such opposition both influences and responds to the music produced. Implicit in ...

White Boys, White Noise: Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock

White Boys, White Noise: Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock

1st Edition

By Matthew Bannister
September 22, 2006

To what extent do indie masculinities challenge the historical construction of rock music as patriarchal? This key question is addressed by Matthew Bannister, involving an in-depth examination of indie guitar rock in the 1980s as the culturally and historically specific production of white men. ...

Punk Rock Warlord: the Life and Work of Joe Strummer

Punk Rock Warlord: the Life and Work of Joe Strummer

1st Edition

By Barry J. Faulk, Brady Harrison
February 19, 2016

Punk Rock Warlord explores the relevance of Joe Strummer within the continuing legacies of both punk rock and progressive politics. It is aimed at scholars and general readers interested in The Clash, punk culture, and the intersections between pop music and politics, on both sides of the Atlantic...

Changing Tunes: The Use of Pre-existing Music in Film

Changing Tunes: The Use of Pre-existing Music in Film

1st Edition

By Robynn Stilwell, Phil Powrie
September 25, 2017

The study of pre-existing film music is now a well-established part of Film Studies, covering 'classical' music and popular music. Generally, these broad musical types are studied in isolation. This anthology brings them together in twelve focused case studies by a range of scholars, including ...

Chanson The French Singer-Songwriter from Aristide Bruant to the Present Day

Chanson: The French Singer-Songwriter from Aristide Bruant to the Present Day

1st Edition

By Peter Hawkins
September 25, 2017

’En France, tout finit par des chansons’ is the well-known phrase which sums up the importance of chanson for the French. A song tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages and troubadours of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, chanson is part of the texture of everyday life in France - a part of...

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

By 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 ...

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