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  • Small Town Talkby Barney Hoskyns

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 17.99

    Think 'Woodstock' and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival that crowned a seismic decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But Woodstock itself was over 60 miles from the site to which the fabled half a million flocked. So why the misnomer? Quite simply, Woodstock was already a key location in the Sixties rock landscape, the tiny Catskills... more...

  • Goth Musicby Isabella van Elferen; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

     Is "goth music" a genre, and if so, how does it relate to the goth subculture? The music played at goth club nights and festivals encompasses a broad range of musical substyles, from gloomy Batcave reverberations to neo-medieval bagpipe drones and from the lush vocals of goth metal to the harsh distortion of goth industrial. Goth Music: From Sound... more...

  • On Bowieby Rob Sheffield

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.99

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...