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  • Chronology of American Popular Music, 1900-2000by Frank Hoffmann

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 215.00

    The field of Popular Music Studies is growing, but still lacks some basic reference materials. The Chronology of American Popular Music, 1899-2000 fills this gap by offering a comprehensive overview of the field. It will be a must-own for libraries and individuals interested in this growing field of research. more...

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspectiveby Margaret E. Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    Kathak, the classical dance of North India, combines virtuosic footwork and dazzling spins with subtle pantomime and soft gestures. As a global practice and one of India's cultural markers, kathak dance is often presented as heir to an ancient Hindu devotional tradition in which men called Kathakas danced and told stories in temples. The dance's repertoire... more...

  • British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977by Barry J. Faulk

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977 explains how the definitive British rock performers of this epoch aimed, not at the youthful rebellion for which they are legendary, but at a highly self-conscious project of commenting on the business in which they were engaged. They did so by ironically appropriating the traditional forms of Victorian music hall.... more...

  • Music Commodities, Markets, and Valuesby Jayson Beaster-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book examines music stores as sites of cultural production in contemporary India. Analyzing social practices of selling music in a variety of retail contexts, it focuses upon the economic and social values that are produced and circulated by music retailers in the marketplace. Based upon research conducted over a volatile ten-year period of... more...

  • Nordic Dance Spacesby Petri Hoppu; Karen Vedel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates different dance phenomena that have either engaged with or dismantled notions of Nordicness. Looking to the motion of dancers and dance forms... more...

  • Music, Modernity and Locality in Prewar Japan: Osaka and Beyondby Alison Tokita; Hugh de Ferranti

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This anthology addresses the modern musical culture of interwar Osaka and its surrounding Hanshin region. Modernity as experienced in this locale, with its particular historical, geographic and demographic character, and its established traditions of music and performance, gave rise to configurations of the new, the traditional and the hybrid that... more...

  • Music as Intangible Cultural Heritageby Keith Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Focussing on music traditions, these essays explore the policy, ideology and practice of preservation and promotion of East Asian intangible cultural heritage. For the first time, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan - states that were amongst the first to establish legislation and systems for indigenous traditions - are considered together. Calls to preserve... more...

  • Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asiaby Laudan Nooshin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    What is it about the history, geographical position and cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia that has made music such a potent and powerful agent? This volume presents the first direct look at the complex relationship between music and power across a range of musical genres and countries. Discourses of power in the region centre... more...

  • Music Theory in Mamluk Cairoby Owen Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The ġyat al-maṭlūb fī ?ilm al-adwr wa-'l-urūb by Ibn Kurr is the only theoretical text of any substance that can be considered representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the first half of the fourteenth century CE. Indeed, nothing comparable survives from the whole Mamluk period, which extends from 1260 until the Ottoman invasion... more...

  • Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyondby Mark Fitzgerald; John O'Flynn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyond represents the first interdisciplinary volume of chapters on an intricate cultural field that can be experienced and interpreted in manifold ways, whether in Ireland (The Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland), among its diaspora(s), or further afield. While each contributor addresses particular themes... more...