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  1. Japanese Visual Culture: Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime

    Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime

    By Mark Wheeler Macwilliams, Mark W. MacWilliams

    Born of Japan's cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. Because they tell stories through visual imagery, they vault over language barriers....

    Published April 15th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Modern American Lives: Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945

    Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945

    By Blaine T Browne, Robert C. Cottrell

    The individuals presented in these narrative biographies significantly, and sometimes decisively, impacted contemporary American life in a wide range of areas, including national politics, foreign policy, social and political activism, popular and literary culture, sports, and business. The...

    Published December 26th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Roger Sessions

    A Biography

    By Andrea Olmstead

    Recognized as the primary American symphonist of the 20th century, Roger Sessions (1896-1985) is one of the leading representatives of high modernism. His stature among American composers rivals Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, and Elliott Carter. Sessions was awarded two Pulitzer prizes, election to...

    Published December 5th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Ray Davies

    Not Like Everybody Else

    By Thomas M. Kitts

    Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else is a critical biography of Ray Davies, with a focus on his music and his times. The book studies Davies’ work from the Kinks’ first singles through his 2006 solo album, from his rock musicals in the early 1970s to his one-man stage show in the 1990s, and from his...

    Published November 30th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Miles, Ornette, Cecil

    Jazz Beyond Jazz

    By Howard Mandel

    Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor revolutionized music from the end of the twentieth century into the twenty-first, expanding on jazz traditions with distinctly new concepts of composition, improvisation, instrumentation, and performance. They remain figures of controversy due to their...

    Published November 26th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality

    By Martha Mockus

    Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality examines the musical career of the avant-garde composer, accordionist, whose radical innovations of the 1960s, 70s and 80s have redefined the aesthetic and formal parameters of American experimental music. While other scholars have studied...

    Published November 19th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Mesoamerican Myth: A Treasury of Central American Legends, Art, and History

    A Treasury of Central American Legends, Art, and History

    By Anita Ganeri

    In order to understand the course of economic and social disintegration in the Soviet Union, various questions were put to Soviet officials and economic and other policy advisors of the 1980s. This text assembles the analyses of key issues and turning points into a history of the systemic collapse....

    Published September 15th 2007 by Routledge

  8. A Brief History of Rock, Off the Record

    By Wayne Robins

    The birth of rock ‘n’ roll signaled the blossoming of a new teenage culture, dividing generations and introducing a new attitude of rebellion and independence. From Chuck Berry to the Beatles, from punk rock to hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll has continuously transformed alongside or in reaction to social,...

    Published August 27th 2007 by Routledge

  9. A Blues Bibliography

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Ford

    A Blues Bibliography, Second Edition is a revised and enlarged version of the definitive blues bibliography first published in 1999. Material previously omitted from the first edition has now been included, and the bibliography has been expanded to include works published since then. In addition to...

    Published June 25th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Music and Urban Geography

    By Adam Krims

    Music and Urban Geography is the first book to theorize musical aspects of the tremendous changes that have overtaken major cities in the developed world over the past few decades. Drawing on musicology, music theory, urban geography, and historical materialism, Krims maps changes not only in how...

    Published February 5th 2007 by Routledge