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Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

Studies in Popular Music, 1st Edition

Edited by Shelley Brunt, Geoff Stahl


238 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: This is My City: Reimagining Popular Music Down Under (Shelley Brunt and Geoff Stahl) / Part I: Place-Making and Music-Making / 1. Singing about the City: The Lyrical Construction of Perth (Jon Stratton and Adam Trainer) / 2. The Phoenix and the Bootleg Sessions: A Canberra Venue for Local Music (Julie Rickwood and Emma Williams) / 3. Lorde’s Auckland: Stepping out of "the Bubble" (Tony Mitchell) / Part II: Rethinking the Musical Event / 4. Popular Music and Heritage-Making in Melbourne (Catherine Strong) / 5. The "Dunedin Sound" Now: Contemporary Perspectives on Dunedin’s Musical Legacy (Oli Wilson and Michael Holland) / 6. The Construction of Latin American Musical Identity in Melbourne (Mara Favoretto) / Part III: Musical Transformations: Decline and Renewal / 7. Outside the Square: Songs for Christchurch in a Time of Earthquakes (Shelley Brunt) / 8. The Making and Remaking of Brisbane and Hobart: Music Scenes in Australia’s "Second-Tier" Cities (Andy Bennett and Ian Rogers) / 9. Urban Melancholy: Tales from Wellington’s Music Scene (Geoff Stahl) / Part IV: Global Sounds, Local Identity / 10. Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange City: An Examination of the Nexus Between the Southern Gospel Choir and the City of Hobart (Andrew Legg, Carolyn Philipott and Paul Blacklow) / 11. "I Rep for My Mob": Blackfellas Rappin’ from Down-Unda (Chiara Minestrelli) / 12. Technomotor Cities: Adelaide, Detroit and the Electronic Music Pioneers (Cathy Adamek) / 13. Giving Back in Wellington: Deep Relations, Whakapapa and Reciprocity in Transnational Hip Hop (April Henderson) / 14. The Music City: Australian Contexts (Shane Homan) / Coda / 15. Site-ing the Sounds: Discovering Australia and New Zealand’s Popular Music in the United States (Kyle Barnett and Robert Sloane) / Afterword / 16. Negotiating Trans-Tasman Musical Identities: Conversations with Neil and Tim Finn (Liz Giuffre) / A Selected Bibliography of Books on Popular Music in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand /Notes on Contributors / Index

About the Editors

Shelley Brunt is Senior Lecturer in the Music Industry program at RMIT University, Australia.

Geoff Stahl is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

About the Series

Routledge Global Popular Music Series

The Routledge Global Popular Music Series provides popular music scholars, teachers, students, and musicologists with a well-informed and up-to-date introduction to different world popular music scenes. The series of volumes can be used for academic teaching in popular music studies, or as a collection of reference works. Written by those living and working in the countries about which they write, this series is devoted to popular music largely unknown to Anglo-American readers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / General