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You are currently browsing 21–30 of 59 new and published books in the subject of Popular Music — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Popular Music Culture: The Key Concepts

    3rd Edition

    By Roy Shuker

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Now in an updated 3rd edition this popular A-Z student handbook provides a comprehensive survey of key ideas and concepts in popular music culture. With new and expanded entries on genres and sub-genres the text comprehensively examines the social and cultural aspects of popular music, taking into...

    Published November 30th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Sound Handbook

    By Tim Crook

    Series: Media Practice

    'Tim Crook has written an important and much-needed book, and its arrival on our shelves has come at a highly appropriate time.' Professor Seán Street, Bournemouth University The Sound Handbook maps theoretical and practical connections between the creation and study of sound across the multi-media...

    Published November 18th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Popular Culture

    Edited by Chris Rojek

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Research in and around popular culture continues to flourish. And its study is, more than ever, a key component of Media and Communications Studies courses, and a vital part of Cultural Studies and Cultural Sociology curricula. The sheer scale of the available research exploring popular culture—and...

    Published September 20th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Making Music in Japan’s Underground

    The Tokyo Hardcore Scene

    By Jennifer Milioto Matsue

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    Grounded in the fields of Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, Popular Music Studies, and Japanese Studies, this book explores the underground Tokyo hardcore scene, ultimately asking what play as resistance through performance of the scene tells us about Japanese society in general. Matsue highlights the...

    Published July 29th 2011 by Routledge