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  • ?Rock On?: Women, Ageing and Popular Musicby Abigail Gardner; Ros Jennings

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For female pop stars, whose star bodies and star performances are undisputedly the objects of a sexualized external gaze, the process of ageing in public poses particular challenges. Taking a broadly feminist perspective, 'Rock On': women, ageing and popular music shifts popular music studies in a new direction. Focussing on British, American and Latina... more...

  • The Hallelujah Effectby Babette Babich

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    This book studies the working efficacy of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah in the context of today's network culture. Especially as recorded on YouTube, k.d. lang's interpretation(s) of Cohen's Hallelujah, embody acoustically and visually/viscerally, what Nietzsche named the 'spirit of music'. Today, the working of music is magnified and transformed... more...

  • Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Formatby Joost de Bruin; Koos Zwaan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Since the first series of Pop Idol aired in the UK just over a decade ago, Idols television shows have been broadcast in more than forty countries all over the world. In all those countries the global Idols format has been adapted to local cultures and production contexts, resulting in a plethora of different versions, ranging from the Dutch Idols... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicologyby Derek B. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 185.00

    The research presented in this volume is very recent, and the general approach is that of rethinking popular musicology: its purpose, its aims, and its methods. Contributors to the volume were asked to write something original and, at the same time, to provide an instructive example of a particular way of working and thinking. The essays have been... more...

  • The Defence of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Musicby Sean Stroud

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Sean Stroud examines how and why Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) has come to have such a high status, and why the musical tradition (including MPB) within Brazil has been defended with such vigour for so long. He emphasizes the importance of musical nationalism as an underlying ideology to discussions about Brazilian popular music since the 1920s,... more...

  • Popular Music Censorship in Africaby Martin Cloonan; Michael Drewett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In Africa, tension between freedom of expression and censorship in many contexts remains as contentious, if not more so, than during the period of colonial rule which permeated the twentieth century. Over the last one hundred years popular musicians have not been free to sing about whatever they wish to, and in many countries they are still not free... more...

  • Song Means: Analysing and Interpreting Recorded Popular Songby Allan F. Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    The musicological study of popular music has developed, particularly over the past twenty years, into an established aspect of the discipline. The academic community is now well placed to discuss exactly what is going on in any example of popular music and the theoretical foundation for such analytical work has also been laid, although there is as... more...

  • Shake, Rattle and Roll: Yugoslav Rock Music and the Poetics of Social Critiqueby Dalibor Mi?ina

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    From the late-1970s to the late-1980s rock music in Yugoslavia had an important social and political purpose of providing a popular cultural outlet for the unique forms of socio-cultural critique that engaged with the realities and problems of life in Yugoslav society. The three music movements that emerged in this period - New Wave, New Primitives,... more...

  • Sounds of the Borderlandby Catherine Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Sounds of the Borderland is the first book-length study of how popular music became a medium for political communication and contested identification during and after Croatia's war of independence from Yugoslavia. It extends existing cultural studies literature on music, politics and the state, which has largely been grounded in Western European and... more...

  • Stereo: Comparative Perspectives on the Sociological Study of Popular Music in France and Britainby Philippe Le Guern; Hugh Dauncey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The term 'Popular Music' has traditionally denoted different things in France and Britain. In France, the very concept of 'popular' music has been fiercely debated and contested, whereas in Britain and more largely throughout what the French describe as the 'Anglo-saxon' world 'popular music' has been more readily accepted as a description of what... more...