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New and Published Books

  1. Black Orpheus

    Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison

    By Saadi A. Simawe

    Series: Border Crossings

    The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive...

    Published April 23rd 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. Music in the Marketplace

    A social economics approach

    By Samuel Cameron

    Much recent economic work on the music industry has been focused on the impact of technology on demand, with predictions being made of digital copyright infringement leading to the demise of the industry. In fact, there have always been profound cyclical swings in music media sales owing to the...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Made in Spain

    Studies in Popular Music

    Edited by Silvia Martinez, Héctor Fouce

    Series: Routledge Global Popular Music Series

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula

    Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar

    By Lisa Urkevich

    Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula provides a pioneering overview of folk and traditional urban music, along with dance and rituals, of Saudi Arabia and the Upper Gulf States of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar. The nineteen chapters introduce variegated regions and subcultures and their rich...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Nikolay Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Gerald Seaman

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    Nikolay Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov: A Research and Information Guide, Second Edition is an annotated bibliography of all substantial, relevant published resources relating to the Russian composer. First published in 1988, this revised and expanded volume incorporates new information about the...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Local Music Scenes and Globalization

    Transnational Platforms in Beirut

    By Thomas Burkhalter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This book offers the first in-depth study of experimental and popular music scenes in Beirut, looking at musicians working towards a new understanding of musical creativity and music culture in a country that is dominated by mass-mediated pop music, and propaganda. Burkhalter studies the generation...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Made In Brazil

    Studies In Popular Music

    Edited by Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa, Cláudia Azevedo, Felipe Trotta

    Series: Routledge Global Popular Music Series

    Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century Brazilian popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of Brazilian music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. African American Music

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Mellonee V. Burnim, Portia K. Maultsby

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century France

    Musical Apprehensions

    By Ruth Rosenberg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This book considers the activities and writings of early song collectors and proto-ethnomusicologists, memoirists, and other "musical travelers" in 19th-century France. Each of the book’s discrete but interrelated chapters is devoted to a different geographic and discursive site of empire,...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge