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  1. A History of Popular Culture

    More of Everything, Faster and Brighter, 2nd Edition

    By Raymond F. Betts, Lyz Bly

    This lively and informative survey provides a thematic global history of popular culture focusing on the period since the end of the Second World War. A History of Popular Culture explores the rapid diffusion and 'hybridization' of popular culture as the result of three conditions of the world...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Melodies of the Mind

    Connections between psychoanalysis and music

    By Julie Jaffee Nagel

    What can psychoanalysis learn from music? What can music learn from psychoanalysis? Can the analysis of music itself provide a primary source of psychological data? Drawing on Freud's concept of the oral road to the unconscious, Melodies of the Mind invites the reader to take a journey on an aural...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Arab Cultural Studies

    History, Politics and the Popular

    Edited by Anastasia Valassopoulos

    This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and cyber-cultures, both local and imported, enjoy a central role in Arab cultural life, and...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Popular Music Culture

    4th Edition

    By Roy Shuker

    This extensively revised new edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music and the difficulties and debates that surround the analysis of popular culture and popular...

    Published October 26th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Club Cultures

    Boundaries, Identities and Otherness

    By Silvia Rief

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores contemporary club and dance cultures as a manifestation of aesthetic and prosthetic forms of life. Rief addresses the questions of how practices of clubbing help cultivate particular forms of reflexivity and modes of experience, and how these shape new devices for reconfiguring...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Twentieth Century Music and the Question of Modernity

    By Eduardo de la Fuente

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the first decade of the twentieth-century, many composers rejected the principles of tonality and regular beat. This signaled a dramatic challenge to the rationalist and linear conceptions of music that had existed in the West since the Renaissance. The ‘break with tonality’, Neo-Classicism,...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture

    By Stella Lau

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Christian churches and groups within Anglo-American contexts have increasingly used popular music as a way to connect with young people. This book investigates the relationships between evangelical Christianity and popular music, focusing particularly on electronic dance music in the last twenty...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Sound Studies Reader

    Edited by Jonathan Sterne

    The Sound Studies Reader blends recent work that self-consciously describes itself as ‘sound studies’ along with earlier and lesser-known scholarship on sound from across the humanities and social sciences. The Sound Studies Reader touches on key themes like noise and silence; architecture,...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Words and Songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone

    Sound Motion, Blues Spirit, and African Memory

    By Melanie E. Bratcher

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book explores the relationship between three African American women's dance-art-music sensibilities within the context of a Pan African aesthetic. Its purpose is three-fold: to show commonalities between Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone's lives and original compositions; to codify,...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Chinese Entertainment

    Edited by Kwok-Bun Chan

    Scholarly studies of Chinese culture, history and society, both within and outside of China, generally pay little attention to leisure, entertainment and amusement, though it has long been known that this aspect of life gives a deep understanding of the psyche and soul, and the hopes and fears, of...

    Published December 5th 2011 by Routledge