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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Living Politics, Making Music

    The Writings of Jan Fairley

    By Jan Fairley, edited by Simon Frith, Ian Christie

    The late Jan Fairley (1949-2012) was a key figure in making world music a significant topic for popular music studies and an influential contributor to such world music magazines as fRoots and Songlines. This book celebrates her contribution to popular music scholarship by gathering her most…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The History of Live Music in Britain, Volume I: 1950-1967

    From Dance Hall to the 100 Club

    By Simon Frith, Matt Brennan, Emma Webster

    The social history of music in Britain since 1950 has long been the subject of nostalgic articles in newspapers and magazines, nostalgic programmes on radio and television and collective memories on music websites, but to date there has been no proper scholarly study. The three volumes of The…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Taking Popular Music Seriously

    Selected Essays

    By Simon Frith

    As a sociologist Simon Frith takes the starting point that music is the result of the play of social forces, whether as an idea, an experience or an activity. The essays in this important collection address these forces, recognising that music is an effect of a continuous process of negotiation,…

    Hardback – 2007-07-30
    Ashgate Contemporary Thinkers on Critical Musicology Series

  • Music and Copyright

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Lee Marshall, Simon Frith

    "First Published in 2004, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."…

    Paperback – 2004-08-03

  • Popular Music

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Simon Frith

    Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding field with changing emphases and agendas. The music industry has changed in recent years, as has governmental involvement in popular music schemes as part of the culture industry. The distinction between the major record labels and the outsider…

    Hardback – 2004-01-22
    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

  • Rock and Popular Music

    Politics, Policies, Institutions

    Edited by Tony Bennett, Simon Frith, Larry Grossberg, John Shepherd, Graeme Turner

    Rock and Popular Music examines the relations between the policies and institutions which regulate contemporary popular music and the political debates, contradictions and struggles in which those musics are involved.International in its scope and conception, this innovative collection explores the…

    Paperback – 1993-11-04
    Culture: Policy and Politics

  • Sound and Vision

    The Music Video Reader

    Edited by Simon Frith, Andrew Goodwin, Lawrence Grossberg

    Sound and Vision is the first significant collection of new and classic texts on video and brings together some of the leading international cultural and music critics writing today. Addressing one of the most controversial forms of popular culture in the contemporary world, Sound and Vision…

    Paperback – 1993-06-17

  • On Record

    Rock, Pop and the Written Word

    By Simon Frith, Andrew Goodwin

    Classic sociological analyses of 'deviance' and rebellion; studies of technology; subcultural and feminist readings, semiotic and musicological essays and close readings of stars, bands and the fans themselves by Adorno, Barthes and other well-known contributors…

    Paperback – 1990-07-12

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