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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    The similarities between the chanson fran├žaise 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...

  • Resounding Afro Asiaby Tamara Roberts

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Resounding Afro Asia examines black-Asian musical collaborations as part of a genealogy of cross-racial culture and politics in the U.S. Roberts argues these projects offer a glimpse into how artists live multiracial lives that inhabit yet exceed multicultural frameworks built on racial essentialism and segregation. 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$ 54.95

    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...

  • Sgt. Pepper and the Beatlesby Olivier Julien

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The first concept album in the history of popular music, the soundtrack of the Summer of Love or 'Hippy Symphony No. 1': Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is first and foremost the album that gave rise to 'hopes of progress in pop music' (The Times, 29 May 1967). Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles commemorates the fortieth anniversary of this masterpiece... more...