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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 57 new and published books in the subject of Popular Music — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Cultural Production in and Beyond the Recording Studio

    By Allan Watson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Recording studios are the most insulated, intimate and privileged sites of music production and creativity. Yet in a world of intensified globalisation, they are also sites which are highly connected into wider networks of music production that are increasingly spanning the globe. This book is the...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Interrogating Popular Culture

    Key Questions

    By Stacy Takacs

    Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic, contradictory, and hard to pin down, Stacy Takacs explores the field through a survey of...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts

    Edited by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs, film, videos, photographs to artwork and performances are ubiquitous in today’s digital...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. K-pop – The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry

    Edited by JungBong Choi, Roald Maliangkay

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea’s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Made in Europe

    The Production of Popular Culture in the Twentieth-Century

    Edited by Klaus Nathaus

    This edited collection studies the production and dissemination of popular music, tourism, cinema, fashion, broadcasting programmes, advertising and coffee in Western Europe in the twentieth century. Focussing on the supply side of popular culture, it addresses a field of study that is neglected in...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sport, Music, Identities

    Edited by Anthony Bateman

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Despite the close and longstanding links between sport and music, the relationships between these two significant cultural forms have been relatively neglected. This book addresses the oversight with a series of highly original essays written by authors from a range of academic disciplines...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Understanding History

    International Review of History Education 4

    Edited by Ros Ashby, Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Lee

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    What sense do children and young people make of history? How do they cope with competing historical accounts in textbooks? How do they think historical or archaeological claims are supported or rejected? And whatever students think about history, how do their teachers see history...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Justice as Improvisation

    The Law of the Extempore

    By Sara Ramshaw

    Justice as Improvisation: The Law of the Extempore theorises the relationship between justice and improvisation through the case of the New York City cabaret laws. Discourses around improvisation often imprison it in a quasi-ethical relationship with the authentic, singular ‘other’. The same can be...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Punk in Russia

    Cultural mutation from the “useless” to the “moronic”

    By Ivan Gololobov, Hilary Pilkington, Yngvar B Steinholt

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    Punk culture is currently having a revival worldwide and is poised to extend and mutate even more as youth unemployment and youth alienation increase in many countries of the world. In Russia, its power to have an impact and to shock is well illustrated by the state response to activist collective...

    Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Popular Music in a Digital Music Economy

    Problems and Practices for an Emerging Service Industry

    By Tim J. Anderson

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    In the late 1990s, the MP3 became the de facto standard for digital audio files and the networked computer began to claim a significant place in the lives of more and more listeners. The dovetailing of these two circumstances is the basis of a new mode of musical production and distribution where...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge