Cultural Study of Popular Music Products

  • Communities of Musical Practice

    By Ailbhe Kenny

    Every day people come together to make music. Whether amateur or professional, young or old, jazz enthusiasts or rock stars, what is common to all of these musical groups is the potential to create ‘communities of musical practice’ (CoMP). Such communities are created through practices: ways of…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Routledge
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Music and Mourning

    Edited by Jane W. Davidson, Sandra Garrido

    While grief is suffered in all cultures, it is expressed differently all over the world in accordance with local customs and beliefs. Music has been associated with the healing of grief for many centuries, with Homer prescribing music as an antidote to sorrow as early as the 7th Century BC. The…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26 
    Routledge
    Music and Change: Ecological Perspectives

  • Global Metal Music and Culture

    Current Directions in Metal Studies

    Edited by Andy R. Brown, Karl Spracklen, Keith Kahn-Harris, Niall Scott

    This book defines the key ideas, scholarly debates, and research activities that have contributed to the formation of the international and interdisciplinary field of Metal Studies. Drawing on insights from a wide range of disciplines including popular music, cultural studies, sociology,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Burma, Kipling, and Western Music

    The Riff from Mandalay

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

    By Various

    This set reissues a host of previously out-of-print books that focus on the phenomenon of popular music in all its many guises. From the early days of professional songwriting, to the innovations of jazz and blues then the cultural revolution of rock 'n' roll, this set forms an essential reference…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Adolescents and their Music

    If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old

    Edited by Jonathon S. Epstein

    In this lively examination of youth and their relationship to music, first published in 1994, contributors cover issues ranging from the place of music in urban subculture and what music tells us about adolescent views on love and sex, to the political status of youth and youth culture.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Jazz & Blues

    By Graham Vulliamy

    This book, first published in 1982, shows that jazz and blues are music forms that are about individualism, experiment, expression and feeling. From their origin in the work songs and spirituals of America’s southern slaves, through to their adaptation to the urban adaptation to the urban…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Popular Music

    A Reference Guide

    By Roman Iwaschkin

    This is a comprehensive guide to popular music literature, first published in 1986. Its main focus is on American and British works, but it includes significant works from other countries, making it truly international in scope.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Popular Music

    A Teacher's Guide

    By Graham Vulliamy, Edward Lee

    The approach of this book, first published in 1982, is multi-disciplinary. Popular music, it is argued, is not only a musical but also a social phenomenon; the criteria needed to assess it are different from those used in the appreciation of ‘classical’ music. The first section of this guide is…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

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