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  • Turkish Metalby Pierre Hecker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Turkish Metal journeys deep into the heart of the Turkish heavy metal scene, uncovering the emergence, evolution, and especially the social implications of this controversial musical genre in a Muslim society. The book applies an ethnographic approach in order to study social and cultural change in a Muslim society that is stricken with conflict over... more...

  • When Music Migratesby Jon Stratton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    When Music Migrates uses rich material to examine the ways that music has crossed racial faultlines that have developed in the post-Second World War era as a consequence of the movement of previously colonized peoples to the countries that colonized them. This development, which can be thought of in terms of diaspora, can also be thought of as postmodern... more...

  • The North American Folk Music Revival: Nation and Identity in the United States and Canada, 1945?1980by Gillian Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This work represents the first comparative study of the folk revival movement in Anglophone Canada and the United States and combines this with discussion of the way folk music intersected with, and was structured by, conceptions of national affinity and national identity. Based on original archival research carried out principally in Toronto, Washington... more...

  • Marshall: The Book of Loudby Nick Harper

    Octopus 2016; Not Available

    Since 1962, Marshall amps have been favoured by just about every iconic artist and band in music history - from Led Zeppelin and AC/DC to Iron Maiden and Nirvana. The book collects together thousands of facts, figures, and pieces of musical interest on artists across the rock spectrum, from global icons such as The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, and The... more...

  • The Sociology of Wind Bandsby Vincent Dubois; Jean-Matthieu Méon; translated by Jean-Yves Bart

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Despite the musical and social roles they play in many parts of the world, wind bands have not attracted much interest from sociologists. The Sociology of Wind Bands seeks to fill this gap in research by providing a sociological account of this musical universe as it stands now. Based on a qualitative and quantitative survey conducted in northeastern... more...

  • Vibe Merchants: The Sound Creators of Jamaican Popular Musicby Ray Hitchins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Vibe Merchants offers an insiderâ??s perspective on the development of Jamaican Popular Music, researched and analysed by a thirty-year veteran with a wide range of experience in performance, production and academic study. This rare perspective, derived from interviews and ethnographic methodologies, focuses on the actual details of music-making practice,... more...

  • From the chanson française to the canzone d'autore in the 1960s and 1970sby Rachel Haworth

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    The similarities between the chanson française and the canzone d'autore have been often noted but never fully explored. Both genres are national forms which involve the figure of the singer-songwriter, both experienced their golden age of production in the post-World War II period and both are enduringly popular, still accounting for a large proportion... more...

  • This is the Sound of Irony: Music, Politics and Popular Cultureby Katherine L. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    The use of irony in music is just beginning to be defined and critiqued, although it has been used, implied and decried by composers, performers, listeners and critics for centuries. Irony in popular music is especially worthy of study because it is pervasive, even fundamental to the music, the business of making music and the politics of messaging.... more...

  • The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performanceby Susan H. Motherway

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance Susan Motherway examines the ways in which performers mediate the divide between local and global markets by negotiating this dichotomy in performance practice. In so doing, she discusses the globalizing processes that exert transformative influences upon traditional musics and examines the... more...

  • The History of Live Music in Britain, Volume I: 1950-1967by Simon Frith; Matt Brennan; Emma Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    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 History of Live Music in Britain address this gap, and do... more...