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Popular Music: The Key Concepts

4th Edition

By Roy Shuker

Routledge

366 pages

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Description

Now in an updated fourth edition, this popular A-Z student handbook provides a comprehensive survey of key ideas and concepts in popular music culture. With new and expanded entries on genres and subgenres, the text comprehensively examines the social and cultural aspects of popular music, taking into account the digital music revolution and changes in the way that music is manufactured, marketed and delivered. New and updated entries include:

  • Age and youth
  • Black music
  • Digital music culture
  • K-Pop
  • Mash-ups
  • Philadelphia Soul
  • Pub music
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Remix
  • Southern Soul
  • Streaming
  • Vinyl

 

With further reading and listening included throughout, Popular Music: The Key Concepts is an essential reference text for all students studying the social and cultural dimensions of popular music.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Key Concepts

Introduction

THE KEY CONCEPTS

Selected references

Index

About the Author

Roy Shuker is Adjunct Professor in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His previous publications include Wax Trash and Vinyl Treasures: Record Collecting as a Social Practice (2010) and Understanding Popular Music Culture (5th Edition, 2016).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS029000
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal
SOC022000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies