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  • Understanding Society through Popular Music

    3rd Edition

    By Joe Kotarba, Bryce Merrill, J Patrick Williams, Phillip Vannini

    Written for Introductory Sociology, and Sociology of Popular Culture courses, this book uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and bring life…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Singing Death: Reflections on Music and Mortality

    Edited by Helen Dell, Helen Hickey

    Death is an unanswerable question for humanity, the question that always remains unanswered, since it lies beyond human experience. Music represents one of the most profound ways in which humanity struggles, nevertheless, to accommodate death within the scope of the living by giving a voice to…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Popular Music: The Key Concepts

    4th Edition

    By Roy Shuker

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • New Jazz Conceptions

    History, Theory, Practice

    Edited by Roger Fagge, Nicolas Pillai

    New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice is an edited collection that captures the cutting edge of British jazz studies in the early 21st century, highlighting the developing methodologies and growing interdisciplinary nature of the field. In particular, the collection breaks down barriers…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • Musicians and their Audiences

    Performance, Speech and Mediation

    By Ioannis Tsioulakis, Elina Hytonen-Ng

    How do musicians play and talk to audiences? Why do audiences listen and what happens when they talk back? How do new (and old) technologies affect this interplay? This book presents a long overdue examination of the turbulent relationship between musicians and audiences. Key contributions of this…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Made in Hungary

    Studies in Popular Music

    Edited by Emilia Barna, Tamas Tofalvy

    Made in Hungary: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century Hungarian popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of Hungarian music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Popular Music Series

  • Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music

    America Changed through Music

    Edited by Ross Hair, Thomas Ruys Smith

    Released in 1952, The Anthology of American Folk Music was the singular vision of the enigmatic artist, musicologist, and collector Harry Smith (1923-1991). A collection of eighty-four commercial recordings of American vernacular and folk music originally issued between 1927 and 1932, the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China

    By Wai-Chung Ho

    While attention has been paid to various aspects of music education in China, to date no single publication has systematically addressed the complex interplay of sociopolitical transformations underlying the development of popular music and music education in the multilevel culture of China. Before…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Made in Sweden

    Studies in Popular Music

    Edited by Alf Bjornberg, Thomas Bossius

    Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology and musicology of twentieth-century Swedish popular music. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars of Swedish popular music and covers the major figures, styles…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Popular Music Series

  • Perspectives on German Popular Music

    Edited by Michael Ahlers, Christoph Jacke

    Researching popular music started off in Germany with comparable problems and a lack of institutional and general academic appreciation as it did in the rest of the world. But, since music itself is now being considered a complex economic, aesthetic and cultural system and practice, a variety of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education

    Edited by Gareth Dylan Smith, Zack Moir, Matt Brennan, Shara Rambarran, Phil Kirkman

    Popular music is a growing presence in education, formal and otherwise, from primary school to postgraduate study. Programmes, courses and modules in popular music studies, popular music performance, songwriting and areas of music technology are becoming commonplace across higher education.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge

  • Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman

    By Stephen Rush

    Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman discusses Ornette Coleman’s musical philosophy of "Harmolodics," an improvisational system deeply inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Falling under the guise of "free jazz," Harmolodics can be difficult to understand, even for seasoned musicians and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge

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