Contemporary Popular Music Products

  • Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying

    From the Legacy of Moog to Software Synthesis, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Jenkins

    Making its first huge impact in the 1960’s through the inventions of Bob Moog, the analog synthesizer sound, riding a wave of later developments in digital and software synthesis, has now become more popular than ever. Analog Synthesizers charts the technology, instruments, designers and musicians…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17 
    Routledge

  • Boy Bands and the Performance of Pop Masculinity

    1st Edition

    By Georgina Gregory

    Boy Bands and the Performance of Pop Masculinity provides a history of the boy band from the Beatles to One Direction, placing the modern male pop group within the wider context of twentieth- and twenty-first-century popular music and culture. Offering the first extended look at pop masculinity as…

    Paperback – 2019-04-23 
    Routledge

  • Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music

    Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by William I. Wolff

    This interdisciplinary volume enters the scholarly conversation about Bruce Springsteen at the moment when he has reinforced his status of global superstar and achieved the status of social critic. Covering musical and cultural developments, chapters primarily consider work Springsteen has released…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene

    Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music, 1st Edition

    By Laura Speers

    This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop — what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape the lives of rappers in the London scene, the…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Heavy Metal at the Movies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gerd Bayer

    The chapters collected in this volume shed light on the areas of interaction between film studies and heavy metal research, exploring how the audio-visual medium of film relates to, builds on and shapes metal culture. At one end of the spectrum, metal music serves as a form of ambient background in…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30
    Routledge
    Ashgate Screen Music Series

  • The Rock History Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Theo Cateforis

    This eclectic compilation of readings tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. This third edition includes new readings across the volume, with added material on the early origins of rock 'n' roll as well as…

    Paperback – 2019-01-07
    Routledge

  • Bob Dylan and the British Sixties

    A Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Tudor Jones

    Britain played a key role in Bob Dylan's career in the 1960s. He visited Britain on several occasions and performed across the country both as an acoustic folk singer and as an electric-rock musician. His tours of Britain in the mid-1960s feature heavily in documentary films such as D.A.…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andy Bennett, Paula Guerra

    This volume examines the global influence and impact of DIY cultural practice as this informs the production, performance and consumption of underground music in different parts of the world. The book brings together a series of original studies of DIY musical activities in Europe, North and South…

    Hardback – 2018-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Popular Viennese Electronic Music, 1990–2015

    A Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Ewa Mazierska

    Mazierska presents a cultural history of popular Viennese electronic music from 1990 to 2015, from the perspectives of production, scene and national and international reception. To illustrate this history in depth, a number of case studies of the most successful and distinguished musicians are…

    Hardback – 2018-07-03
    Routledge

  • Listening to Rap

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Michael Berry

    Over the past four decades, rap and hip hop culture have taken a central place in popular music both in the United States and around the world. Listening to Rap: An Introduction enables students to understand the historical context, cultural impact, and unique musical characteristics of this…

    Paperback – 2018-06-21
    Routledge

  • Language, Media and Globalization in the Periphery

    The Linguascapes of Popular Music in Mongolia, 1st Edition

    By Sender Dovchin

    The title seeks to show how people are embedded culturally, socially and linguistically in a certain peripheral geographical location, yet are also able to roam widely in their use and takeup of a variety of linguistic and cultural resources. Drawing on data examples obtained from ethnographic…

    Hardback – 2018-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Rethinking Difference in Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Music

    Theory and Politics of Ambiguity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gavin Lee

    In studies of gender and sexuality in popular music, the concept of difference is often a crucial analytic used to detect social agency; however, the alternative analytic of ambiguity has never been systematically examined. While difference from heterosexual norms is taken to be the multivalent…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

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