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  • Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practiceby Timothy Duguid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    During the Reformation, the Book of Psalms became one of the most well-known books of the Bible. This was particularly true in Britain, where people of all backgrounds memorized and sang poetic versifications of the psalms. This book is the first to consider both English and Scottish metrical psalmody, comparing the two traditions in print and practice.... more...

  • Turbo-folk Music and Cultural Representations of National Identity in Former Yugoslaviaby Uro? Cvoro

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Turbo-folk music is the most controversial form of popular culture in the new states of former Yugoslavia. Beginning with 1970s Socialist Yugoslavia, Uroš Cvoro explores the cultural and political paradoxes of turbo-folk. Taking as its starting point turbo-folk’s popularity across national borders, Cvoro analyses key songs and performers... more...

  • Hip-Hop within and without the Academyby Karen Snell; Johan Söderman

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    As a platform for communicating the issues of marginalized peoples, hip-hop remains a universal, relevant art form. Moreover, hip-hop culture?s affirmation of liberation pedagogy has great potential not only to address many current issues in educational contexts, but also to create more egalitarian ambitions in western public schools. more...

  • Geek Rockby Alex DiBlasi; Victoria Willis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture examines the relationship between geek culture and popular music, tracing a history from the late 1960s to the present day. This collection of essays explores the evolution of ?geek rock? from songs about cars and girls to monster movies, outer space, and what it means to be ?white and nerdy.? ... more...

  • Making Diaspora in a Global City: South Asian Youth Cultures in Londonby Helen Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The exciting diasporic sounds of the London Asian urban music scene are a cross-section of the various genres of urban music that include bhangra "remix," R&B and hip hop styles, as well as dubstep and other "urban" sample-oriented electronic music. This book brings together a unique analysis of urban underground music cultures in exploring just how... more...

  • Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of a New Europeby Philip V. Bohlman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95

    Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe surveys the intersection of music and nationalism by tracing its historical development and documenting its persistence today. Contrasting different types of music reveals how music expresses core ideas of nationalism, for example, folk music in the nineteenth century and popular music... more...

  • Best Australian Music Writing Under the Australian Sunby Chris Ryan

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Oceans apart, low down, far from the world’s music-making epicentres is a country - Australia - that throws up music unlike any place else. This music moves the people who live there in strange and deep-felt ways, gives them something to rage, shout, dream, dance, remember, love and break up to. Best Music Writing Under the Australian Sun lays... more...

  • Precious Metalby Albert Mudrian

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    The making of the 25 greatest extreme metal albums of all time, as told via exclusive band-member interviews, drawn and expanded from Decibel 's ?Hall of Fame? more...

  • The Dastgah Concept in Persian Musicby Hormoz Farhat

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 34.00

    The tradition of Persian art music embodies twelve modal systems, known as dastgahs. Each dastgah represents a complex of skeletal melodic models on the basis of which a performer produces extemporised pieces. The dastgahs revolve around unspecified central nuclear melodies which the individual musician comes to know through experience and absorption.... more...

  • Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century Franceby Katharine Ellis

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 53.00

    This book focuses on the musical writings in the daily and periodical press in France during the nineteenth century. more...