Popular Music Culture: The Key Concepts

3rd Edition

By Roy Shuker

© 2012 – Routledge

368 pages

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About the Book

Now in an updated 3rd 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 sub-genres 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:

  • social networking
  • peer to peer
  • American Idol
  • video gaming
  • genres and subgenres of blues, jazz, country, and world music
  • music retail
  • formats
  • goth rock and emo
  • electronic dance music.

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

Table of Contents

List of Key Concepts Acknowledgements Introduction Key Concepts Bibliography Name Index Subject Index

About the Author

Roy Shuker is Associate Professor in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His previous publications include Understanding Popular Music Culture (3rd Edition, 2008) and Popular Music: The Key Concepts (2nd Edition, 2005).

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Subject Categories

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