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  • Soundscapes from the Americasby Donna A. Buchanan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague, this anthology offers perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance ethnography in socio-musical analysis and reflects the heritage but also contemporary trajectories of Béhague’s scholarly concerns. Prefaced by an essay outlining key developments in the ethnography of performance paradigm,... more...

  • Music and Sound in Documentary Filmby Holly Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    This collection of fourteen essays provides a rich and detailed history of the relationship between and music and image in documentary films, exploring the often overlooked role of music in the genre and its subsequent impact on an audience?s perception of reality and fiction. Exploring examples of documentary films which make use of soundtrack music,... more...

  • African American Musicby Mellonee V. Burnim; Portia K. Maultsby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition  is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges... more...

  • Funkby Rickey Vincent; George Clinton

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties inside out with distinctive, danceable, downright irresistable music. Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock,... more...

  • K-Popby John Lie

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South Korean economic and cultural transformations. John Lie provides not only a history of South Korean popular music?the premodern background,... more...

  • Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Cultureby Rona Cran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Emphasizing the diversity of collage in the twentieth century, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a crisis in representation that threatened to destabilize their work. Throughout,... more...

  • Popular Music Mattersby Lee Marshall; Dave Laing

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith’s achievements, but they are not merely ‘about Frith’. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including... more...

  • Musical Revolutions in German Cultureby Mirko M. Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Drawing upon the philosophical insights of Friedrich Schlegel, Walter Benjamin, Theodor W. Adorno, and Blixa Bargeld, this book explores the persistence of a critical-deconstructive approach to musical production, consumption, and reception in the German cultural sphere of the last two centuries. more...

  • Touching From a Distanceby Deborah Curtis

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65

    The only in-depth biographical account of the legendary lead singer of Joy Division, written by his widow. Includes a foreword by Jon Savage and an introduction by Joy Division drummer, Steven Morris. Revered by his peers and idolized by his fans, Ian Curtis left behind a legacy rich in artistic genius. Mesmerizing on stage but introverted... more...

  • The Youngsby Jesse Fink

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world. It?s a family empire built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. One of the most original music biographies of recent times, The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you?ve read before. It tells the extraordinary story... more...