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  • Musical Pathways in Recovery

    Community Music Therapy and Mental Wellbeing

    By Gary Ansdell, Tia DeNora

    "Music triggered a healing process from within me. I started singing for the joy of singing myself and it helped me carry my recovery beyond the state I was in before I fell ill nine years ago to a level of well-being that I haven't had perhaps for thirty years." This book explores the experiences…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge
    Music and Change: Ecological Perspectives

  • Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music

    Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture

    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 consider primarily work Springsteen has released…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Congregational Music, Conflict and Community

    By Jonathan Dueck

    Congregational Music, Conflict and Community is the first study of the music of the contemporary 'worship wars' – conflicts over church music that continue to animate and divide Protestants today – to be based on long-term in-person observation and interviews. It tells the story of the musical…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • Independent Music and Digital Technology in the Philippines

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Singing Death

    Reflections on Music and Mortality

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-12
    Routledge

  • Music in Comedy Television

    Notes on Laughs

    Edited by Liz Giuffre, Philip Hayward

    The study of television and music has expanded greatly in recent years, yet to date no book has focused on the genre of comedy television as it relates to music. Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs fills that gap, breaking new critical ground. With contributions from an array of established…

    Paperback – 2017-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Figures of the Imagination

    Fiction and Song in Britain, 1790–1850

    By Roger Hansford

    This new study of the intersection of romance novels with vocal music records a society on the cusp of modernisation, with a printing industry emerging to serve people’s growing appetites for entertainment amidst their changing views of religion and the occult. No mere diversion, fiction was…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene

    Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Lady Gaga and Popular Music

    Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture

    Edited by Martin Iddon, Melanie L. Marshall

    This book is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary examination of the music and figure of Lady Gaga, combining approaches from scholars in cultural studies, art, fashion, and music. It represents one of the first scholarly volumes devoted to Lady Gaga, who has become, over a few short years, central…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • David Bowie

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane, Martin Power

    David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

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