416 pages | 2 B/W Illus.
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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1 Framing the field of popular music history and heritage studies
Zelmarie Cantillon, Catherine Strong, Lauren Istvandity and Sarah Baker
History and historiography
2 Problematising popular music history in the context of heritage and memory
3 Gendered narratives of popular music history and heritage
4 Racialising music’s past and the media archive
5 Sounding out popular music history: a musicological approach
6 Reconstructing the past: popular music and historiography
7 Cultural consecration and the creation of canons
8 What we did was secret: (one version of)the writing of popular music’s histories
9 Music magazines and the first draft of history
Dave Laing and Catherine Strong
10 Screening popular music’s past: music documentary and biopics
Tim Wall and Nicolas Pillai
11 Historiography and the role of the archive
12 What is popular music cultural heritage?
13 The politics of popular music heritage
14 Local and global intersections of popular music history and heritage
15 Popular music heritage and tourism
Brett D. Lashua
16 DIY preservationism and recorded music – saving lost sounds
17 ‘Knowledge of Beatles songs and McCartney parts essential’: tribute acts, the music industries and the value of heritage
18 Burning punk and bulldozing clubs: the role of destruction and loss in popular music heritage
19 Popular music and the memory spectrum
20 Popular music and autobiographical memory: intimate connections over the life course
21 Popular music in mediated and collective memory
22 ‘Do you remember rock ‘n’ roll radio?’ How audiences talk about music-related personal memories, preferences, and localities
Amanda Brandellero, Marc Verboord and Susanne Janssen
23 Popular music and commemorative ritual: a material approach
24 Songs that resonate: the uses of popular music nostalgia
Arno van der Hoeven
25 Citizen archiving and virtual sites of musical memory in online communities
26 Representing popular music histories and heritage in museums
27 Sound archives, ethnography and sonic heritage
28 Popular music halls of fame as institutions of cultural heritage
Raphaël Nowak and Sarah Baker
29 DIY institutions and amateur heritage making
30 Reissue programmes: framing the past as project
Elodie A. Roy
31 Rethinking Indigenous popular music heritage as Australian heritage
32 ‘Koile, ‘Te Hua’ and the Reggae-fication of cultural heritage
Dan Bendrups, Pip Laufiso and Hiliako Iaheto
33 Bollywood: its histories in India, and beyond
34 Preserving popular music heritage in Hungary
35 The history and heritage of popular Afrikaans music
Schalk van der Merwe
36 Sound archives in West Africa
37 Palestinian popular music: how popular music becomes heritage
38 Phillips’ Sound Recording Services: the studio that tourism forgot
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