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  • Global Glam and Popular Music

    Style and Spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s

    Edited by Ian Chapman, Henry Johnson

    This book is the first to explore style and spectacle in glam popular music performance from the 1970s to the present day, and from an international perspective. Focus is given to a number of representative artists, bands, and movements, as well as national, regional, and cultural contexts from…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music

    Music, Performance, and Activism

    Edited by Jacqueline Warwick, Allison Adrian

    This interdisciplinary volume explores the girl’s voice and the construction of girlhood in contemporary popular music, visiting girls as musicians, activists, and performers through topics that range from female vocal development during adolescence to girls’ online media culture. While girls’…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Understanding Popular Music Culture

    5th Edition

    By Roy Shuker

    This extensively revised and expanded fifth edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music, and the debates that surround popular culture and popular music. Reflecting…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17 

  • Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment

    From Motrebi to Losanjelesi and Beyond

    By GJ Breyley, Sasan Fatemi

    The word motreb finds its roots in the Arabic verb taraba, meaning ‘to make happy.’ Originally denoting all musicians in Iran, motrebi came to be associated, pejoratively, with the cheerful vulgarity of the lowbrow entertainer. In Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment, GJ Breyley and Sasan…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 
    Iranian Studies

  • Fan Identities and Practices in Context

    Dedicated to Music

    Edited by Mark Duffett

    Popular music is not simply a series of musicians, moments, genres or recordings. Audiences matter; and the most ardent audience members are the fans. To be a fan is to feel a connection with music. The study of fandom has begun to emerge as a vital strand of academic research, one that offers a…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 

  • Representations of Black Women in the Media

    The Damnation of Black Womanhood

    By Marquita Marie Gammage

    In 1920 W.E.B. Du Bois cited the damnation of women as linked to the devaluation of motherhood. This dilemma, he argues, had a crushing blow on Black women as they were forced into slavery. Black womanhood, portrayed as hypersexual by nature, became an enduring stereotype which did not coincide…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Popular Music Industries and the State

    Policy Notes

    By Shane Homan, Martin Cloonan, Jennifer Cattermole

    This volume studies the relationships between government and the popular music industries, comparing three Anglophone nations: Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. At a time when issues of globalization and locality are seldom out of the news, musicians, fans, governments, and industries are forced…

    Hardback – 2015-10-07
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Production Studies, The Sequel!

    Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries

    Edited by Miranda Banks, Bridget Conor, Vicki Mayer

    Production Studies, The Sequel! is an exciting exploration of the experiences of media workers in local, global, and digital communities—from prop-masters in Germany, Chinese film auteurs, producers of children’s television in Qatar, Italian radio broadcasters, filmmakers in Ethiopia and Nigeria,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14

  • Authorship Roles in Popular Music

    Issues and Debates

    By Ron Moy

    Authorship Roles in Popular Music applies the critical concept of auteur theory to popular music via different aspects of production and creativity. Through critical analysis of the music itself, this book contextualizes key concepts of authorship relating to gender, race, technology, originality,…

    Paperback – 2015-06-26

  • The Borders of Subculture

    Resistance and the Mainstream

    Edited by Alexander Dhoest, Steven Malliet, Jacques Haers, Barbara Segaert

    This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices of cultural production and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, contributors reconsider…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Arab Cultural Studies

    History, Politics and the Popular

    Edited by Anastasia Valassopoulos

    This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and cyber-cultures, both local and imported, enjoy a central role in Arab cultural life, and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27

  • Rastafari and the Arts

    An Introduction

    By Darren J. N. Middleton

    Drawing on literary, musical, and visual representations of and by Rastafari, Darren J. N. Middleton provides an introduction to Rasta through the arts, broadly conceived. The religious underpinnings of the Rasta movement are often overshadowed by Rasta’s association with reggae music, dub, and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-05

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