Contemporary Popular Music Products

  • Bob Dylan and the British Sixties

    A Cultural History

    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 folksinger and as an electric rock musician. His tours of Britain in the mid-sixties feature heavily in documentary films such as D.A.…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Boy Bands and the Performance of Pop Masculinity

    A Million Love Songs

    By Georgina Gregory

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge

  • DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes

    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 – 2018-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Heavy Metal at the Movies

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28
    Routledge
    Ashgate Screen Music Series

  • Popular Viennese Electronic Music, 1990–2015

    A Cultural History

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Cross-Overs

    Art Into Pop/Pop Into Art

    By John A. Walker

    This book, first published in 1987, was the first major survey of the links between the visual arts and pop music over the last thirty years. It brings to light the ideas, styles and people who have influenced both the look of pop and the shape of art. It examines how pop uses art movements like…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Art Into Pop

    By Simon Frith, Howard Horne

    This book, first published in 1987, tells the intriguing and culturally complex story of the art school influence on postwar British popular music. Following Romantic attitudes from life class to recording studio, it focuses on two key moments – the early 1960s, when art students like John Lennon…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Lost in Music

    Culture, Style and the Musical Event

    Edited by Avron Levine White

    This collection of essays, first published in 1987, provides a sociological treatment of many musical forms – rock, jazz, classical – with special emphasis on the perspective of the practising musician. Among the topics covered are the legal structures governing musical production and the question…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

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