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  • Popular Music and the Myths of Madnessby Nicola Spelman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Studies of opera, film, television, and literature have demonstrated how constructions of madness may be referenced in order to stigmatise but also liberate protagonists in ways that reinforce or challenge contemporaneous notions of normality. But to date very little research has been conducted on how madness is represented in popular music. In an... more...

  • Heavy Metal Music in Britainby Gerd Bayer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Heavy metal has developed from a British fringe genre of rock music in the late 1960s to a global mass market consumer good in the early twenty-first century. Early proponents of the musical style, such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Saxon, Uriah Heep and Iron Maiden, were mostly seeking to reach a young male audience. Songs were often... more...

  • Popular Music and Human Rightsby Ian Peddie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination and the right to self-legislation have long been at the forefront of popular music's approach to human rights. At a time of such uncertainty and confusion, with... more...

  • Men, Masculinity and the Beatlesby Martin King

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on methodologies and approaches from media and cultural studies, sociology, social history and the study of popular music, this book outlines the development of the study of men and masculinities, and explores the role of cultural texts in bringing about social change. It is against this backdrop that The Beatles, as a cultural phenomenon,... more...

  • Political Rockby Kristine Weglarz; Mark Pedelty

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Political Rock features luminary figures in rock music that have stood out not only for their performances, but also for their politics. The book opens with a comparative, cultural history of artists who have played important roles in social movements. Individual chapters are devoted to The Clash and Fugazi, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the... more...

  • Britpop and the English Music Traditionby Jon Stratton; Andy Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Britpop and the English Music Tradition is the first study devoted exclusively to the Britpop phenomenon and its contexts. The genre of Britpop, with its assertion of Englishness, evolved at the same time that devolution was striking deep into the hegemonic claims of English culture to represent Britain. It is usually argued that Britpop, with its... more...

  • Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment, Tradition and the Punk Undergroundby Pete Dale

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For more than three decades, a punk underground has repeatedly insisted that 'anyone can do it'. This underground punk movement has evolved via several micro-traditions, each offering distinct and novel presentations of what punk is, isn't, or should be. Underlying all these punk micro-traditions is a politics of empowerment that claims to be anarchistic... more...

  • Michael Jackson and the Blackface Maskby Harriet J. Manning

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Blackface minstrelsy, the nineteenth-century performance practice in which ideas and images of blackness were constructed and theatricalized by and for whites, continues to permeate contemporary popular music and its audience. Harriet J. Manning argues that this legacy is nowhere more evident than with Michael Jackson in whom minstrelsy?s gestures... more...

  • Play it Again: Cover Songs in Popular Musicby George Plasketes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Covering?the musical practice of one artist recording or performing another composer's song?has always been an attribute of popular music. In 2009, the internet database Second Hand Songs estimated that there are 40,000 songs with at least one cover version. Some of the more common variations of this "appropriationist" method of musical quotation include... more...

  • How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdomby Roberta Freund Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book explores how, and why, the blues became a central component of English popular music in the 1960s. It is commonly known that many 'British invasion' rock bands were heavily influenced by Chicago and Delta blues styles. But how, exactly, did Britain get the blues? Blues records by African American artists were released in the United States... more...