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Popular Music Culture: The Key Concepts

2nd Edition

By Roy Shuker

Routledge – 2005 – 326 pages

Series: Routledge Key Guides

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-34769-3
    August 25th 2005
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-34770-9
    August 25th 2005
    Out-of-print

Description

Presenting a comprehensive A-Z glossary of the main terms and concepts used in the study of popular music, this fully updated second edition covers key new developments in the area, such as the impact of the Internet and Reality TV.

Key definitions include:

* important musical genres, from bhangra to punk rock

* musical subcultures, from hippies to Goths

* methodologies, from Marxism to postmodernism

* musicological terms, from sound to harmony

* musical phenomena, from girl groups to concept albums.

All entries are fully cross-referenced and include suggestions for further reading and listening - making this an invaluable resource for anyone studying or interested in popular music.

Reviews

'Engaging… Shuker is a reliable guide.' - Media Education Association Newsletter

Author Bio

Roy Shuker is Programme Director in Media Studies, School of English, Film & Theatre, at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is author of Understanding Popular Music.

Name: Popular Music Culture: The Key Concepts: 2nd Edition (eBook)Routledge 
Description: By Roy Shuker. Presenting a comprehensive A-Z glossary of the main terms and concepts used in the study of popular music, this fully updated second edition covers key new developments in the area, such as the impact of the Internet and Reality TV. Key definitions...
Categories: Music, Cultural Studies, Popular Music