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  • Listening to Rap

    An Introduction

    By Michael Berry

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

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 

  • God’s Song and Music’s Meanings

    How Shall we Sing the Lord’s Song?

    Edited by James Hawkey, Ben Quash, Vernon White

    The public making of music in our society happens more often in the context of chapels, churches and cathedrals than anywhere else. The command to sing and make music to God makes music an essential part of the DNA of Christian worship. Taking seriously the practice and not just the theory of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-05 
    Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

  • Aging and Popular Music in Europe

    By Abigail Gardner, Ros Jennings

    Opening up the dialogue between popular music studies and aging studies, this book offers a major exploration of age and popular music across Europe. Using a variety of methods to illustrate how age within popular music is contingent and compelling, the volume explores how it provokes curation and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • How Recorded Music Made for Children Constructs Childhood

    Spinning the Child

    By Liam Maloy

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 

  • Music Festivals in the UK

    Beyond the Carnivalesque

    By Chris Anderton

    The outdoor music festival market has developed and commercialised significantly since the mid-1990s, and is now a mainstream part of the British summertime leisure experience. The overall number of outdoor music festivals staged in the UK doubled between 2005 and 2011 to reach a peak of over 500…

    Hardback – 2018-04-06 
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Understanding Scotland Musically

    Folk, Tradition and Policy

    Edited by Simon McKerrell, Gary West

    Scottish traditional music has been through a successful revival in the mid-twentieth century and has now entered a professionalised and public space. Devolution in the UK and the surge of political debate surrounding the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 led to a greater scrutiny of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-22 
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Rethinking Difference in Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Music

    Theory and Politics of Ambiguity

    Edited by Gavin S. K. 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 Studies in Popular Music

  • Musicians' Migratory Patterns in Time and Space

    The Adriatic Coasts

    Edited by Franco Sciannameo

    Musicians’ Migratory Patterns in Time and Space: The Adriatic Coasts contains essays dedicated to the movement of musicians along and across the coasts of the Adriatic Sea. In the course of this book, the musicians become narrators of their own stories seen through the lenses of wanderlust,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-22 
    CMS Cultural Expressions in Music

  • The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking

    Edited by Suzel A. Reily, Katherine Brucher

    The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking provides a reference to HOW, cross-culturally, musicking constructs locality and how locality is constructed by the musicking that takes places within it – that is, how people engage ideas of community and place through music. The term "…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge Companions

  • Musical Prodigies and Childhood Performance

    Child’s Play

    By Jacqueline Warwick

    This book examines the phenomenon of child musicians in Western culture, examining the stereotypes associated with child musicians, in terms both of musical repertoire and performance strategies, and also their function in our understandings of what childhood is. Histories of performance abound…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08 
    Routledge Research in Music

  • From the Minds of Jazz Musicians

    Conversations with the Creative and Inspired

    By David Schroeder

    From the Minds of Jazz Musicians: Conversations with the Creative and Inspired celebrates contemporary jazz artists who have toiled, struggled and succeeded in finding their creative space. The volume was developed through transcribing and editing selected interviews with 35 jazz artists, conducted…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27 

  • Musical Mobilities

    Son Jarocho and the Circulation of Tradition Across Mexico and the United States

    By Alejandro Miranda Nieto

    How do musical practices move? Though technology increasingly plays a great part in establishing different degrees of spatial proximity, music making still seems to be tied to specific geographical locations, cultures or communities. The identity of musical traditions, in particular, is often…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

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