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  • The Women of Quyiby Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Why has the female voice?as the resonant incarnation of the female body?inspired both fascination and ambivalence? Why were women restricted from performing on the Chinese public stage? How have female roles and voices been appropriated by men throughout much of the history of Chinese theatre? Why were the women of quyi?a community of Chinese female... more...

  • Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Sceneby Laura Speers

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    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 study exposes the strategies and tactics that hip-hop... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Musicby David W. Hughes; Alison McQueen Tokita

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 165.00

    Music is a frequently neglected aspect of Japanese culture. It is in fact a highly problematic area, as the Japanese actively introduced Western music into their modern education system in the Meiji period (1868-1911), creating westernized melodies and instrumental instruction for Japanese children from kindergarten upwards. As a result, most Japanese... more...

  • Scholarly Research for Musiciansby Sang-Hie Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Scholarly Research for Musicians presents a range of research methods and techniques, incorporating both the common elements of traditional music research methodologies with innovative research strategies endemic to the fields of social science, education, and performance science. The author?s collaborative and interdisciplinary approach reinforces... more...

  • Motown Artist by Artistby Pat Morgan

    G2 Rights Ltd 2017; US$ 5.99

    In 1959 Berry Gordy Jr., a high school dropout, former boxer and record store owner, founded the Motown record label in Detroit. The company name, which played on the city's proud tradition of car manufacture, was to become synonymous with great music as Gordy took the sound of black America to the world. Starting with Barrett Strong's Money (That's... more...

  • Made in Hungaryby Emília Barna; Tamás Tófalvy

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Emília Barna is Assistant Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. She is a founding member and Chair of IASPM Hungary, editor of Zenei Hálózatok Folyóirat (Music Networks Journal), and Advisory Board Member of IASPM@Journal. Tamás Tófalvy is Assistant Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.... more...

  • Made in Swedenby Alf Björnberg; Thomas Bossius

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music  serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology and musicology of twentieth-century Swedish popular music. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars of Swedish popular music and covers the major figures, styles and social contexts of pop music in Swedish.? Although the... more...

  • Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Musicby Ross Hair; Thomas Ruys Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Released in 1952, The Anthology of American Folk Music was the singular vision of the enigmatic artist, musicologist, and collector Harry Smith (1923?1991). A collection of eighty-four commercial recordings of American vernacular and folk music originally issued between 1927 and 1932, the Anthology featured an eclectic and idiosyncratic... more...

  • Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in Chinaby Wai-Chung Ho

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    While attention has been paid to various aspects of music education in China, to date no single publication has systematically addressed the complex interplay of sociopolitical transformations underlying the development of popular music and music education in the multilevel culture of China. Before the implementation of the new curriculum reforms... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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...