Cultural Study of Popular Music Products

  • Music in the Role-Playing Game

    Heroes & Harmonies, 1st Edition

    Edited by William Gibbons, Steven Reale

    Music in the Role-Playing Game: Heroes & Harmonies offers the first scholarly approach focusing on music in the broad class of video games known as role-playing games, or RPGs. Known for their narrative sophistiation and long playtimes, RPGs have long been celebrated by players for the quality…

    Paperback – 2019-07-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Aging and Popular Music in Europe

    1st Edition

    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 – 2019-06-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas M. Kitts, Nick Baxter-Moore

    An essential part of human expression, humor plays a role in all forms of art, and humorous and comedic aspects have always been part of popular music. For the first time, The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor draws together scholarship exploring how the element of humor interacts with…

    Hardback – 2019-05-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Music Companions

  • The Music of George Harrison

    1st Edition

    By Thomas MacFarlane

    George Harrison was one of the most prolific popular music composers of the late 20th century. During his tenure with the Beatles, he caught the wave of 1960s pop culture and began channeling its pervasive influence through his music. Often described as "The Invisible Singer," his solo recordings…

    Paperback – 2019-04-24 
    Routledge

  • Popular Music and the Politics of Hope

    Queer and Feminist Interventions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susan Fast, Craig Jennex

    In today’s culture, popular music is a vital site where ideas about gender and sexuality are imagined and disseminated. Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions explores what that means with a wide-ranging collection of chapters that consider the many ways in which…

    Paperback – 2019-04-12 
    Routledge

  • A Different Paradigm in Music Education

    Re-examining the Profession, 1st Edition

    By David A Williams

    A Different Paradigm in Music Education is a "let’s consider some possibilities" book. Instead of a music methods book, it is a look at where the music education profession is and how music teachers might improve what it is we do. It is about change. It is about questioning the current music…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Directions in Music Education Series

  • Status Quo: Mighty Innovators of 70s Rock

    1st Edition

    By Andrew L. Cope

    Status Quo were one of the most successful, influential and innovative bands of the 1970s. During the first half of the decade, they wrote, recorded and performed a stream of inventive and highly complex rock compositions, developed 12 bar forms and techniques in new and fascinating ways, and…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Burma, Kipling and Western Music

    The Riff from Mandalay, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Selth

    For decades, scholars have been trying to answer the question: how was colonial Burma perceived in and by the Western world, and how did people in countries like the United Kingdom and United States form their views? This book explores how Western perceptions of Burma were influenced by the popular…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Coherence in New Music: Experience, Aesthetics, Analysis

    1st Edition

    By Mark Hutchinson

    What does it mean to talk about musical coherence at the end of a century characterised by fragmentation and discontinuity? How can the diverse influences which stand behind the works of many late twentieth-century composers be reconciled with the singular immediacy of the experiences that they can…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Independent Music and Digital Technology in the Philippines

    1st Edition

    By Monika E. Schoop

    Since the turn of the century, the impact of digital technologies on the promotion, production and distribution of music in the Philippines has both enabled and necessitated an increase in independent musical practices. In the first in-depth investigation into the independent music scene in the…

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

  • Singing Death

    Reflections on Music and Mortality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Dell, Helen M. Hickey

    Death is an unanswerable question for humanity, the question that always remains unanswered because 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…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300-1918

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kirsten Gibson, ian Biddle

    Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300-1918 presents a range of historical case studies on the sounding worlds of the European past. The chapters in this volume explore ways of thinking about sound historically, and seek to understand how people have understood and…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

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