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  • The Defence of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Musicby Sean Stroud

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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...

  • Prince: The Making of a Pop Music Phenomenonby Stan Hawkins; Sarah Niblock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The career of the prolific pop artist Prince has become inextricably intertwined with the history of popular music since the late 1970s. This multi-instrumental icon, who remains one of the highest-grossing live performers in America, has been called a genius for his musicianship, composition and incredible performances. But Prince holds iconic status... more...

  • Protest Music in Franceby Barbara Lebrun

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Barbara Lebrun traces the evolution of 'protest' music in France since 1981, exploring the contradictions that emerge when artists who take their musical production and political commitment 'seriously', cross over to the mainstream, becoming profitable and consensual. Contestation is understood as a discourse shaped by the assumptions and practices... more...

  • Post-War French Popular Music: Cultural Identity and the Brel-Brassens-Ferré Mythby Adeline Cordier

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré are three emblematic figures of post-war French popular music who have been constantly associated with each other by the public and the media. They have been described as the epitome of chanson, and of 'Frenchness'. But there is more to the trio than a musical trinity: this new study examines the factors... 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 Mišina

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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...