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Routledge Studies in Popular Music

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections covering Popular Music. Considering music performance, theory, and culture alongside topics such as gender, race, celebrity, fandom, tourism, fashion, and technology, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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  1. Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Queerness in Heavy Metal Music

    Metal Bent

    By Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    While the growing field of scholarship on heavy metal music and its subcultures has produced excellent work on the sounds, scenes, and histories of heavy metal around the world, few works have included a study of gender and sexuality. This cutting-edge volume focuses on queer fans, performers, and...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. David Bowie

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane, Martin Power

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sites of Popular Music Heritage

    Memories, Histories, Places

    Edited by Sara Cohen, Robert Knifton, Marion Leonard, Les Roberts

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This volume examines the location of memories and histories of popular music and its multiple pasts, exploring the different ‘places’ in which popular music can be situated, including the local physical site, the museum storeroom and exhibition space, and the digitized archive and display space...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Lady Gaga and Popular Music

    Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture

    Edited by Martin Iddon, Melanie L. Marshall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This book is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary examination of the music and figure of Lady Gaga, combining approaches from scholars in cultural studies, art, fashion, and music. It represents one of the first scholarly volumes devoted to Lady Gaga, who has become, over a few short years, central...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Britishness, Popular Music, and National Identity

    The Making of Modern Britain

    By Irene Morra

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This book offers a major exploration of the social and cultural importance of popular music to contemporary celebrations of Britishness. Rather than providing a history of popular music or an itemization of indigenous musical qualities, it exposes the influential cultural and nationalist rhetoric...

    Published October 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Popular Music Fandom

    Identities, Roles and Practices

    Edited by Mark Duffett

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This book explores popular music fandom from a cultural studies perspective that incorporates popular music studies, audience research, and media fandom. The essays draw together recent work on fandom in popular music studies and begin a dialogue with the wider field of media fan research, raising...

    Published October 1st 2013 by Routledge

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