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You are currently browsing 31–40 of 55 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. Japanese Popular Music

    Culture, Authenticity and Power

    By Carolyn Stevens

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Japanese popular culture has been steadily increasing in visibility both in Asia and beyond in recent years. This book examines Japanese popular music, exploring its historical development, technology, business and production aspects, audiences, and language and culture. Based both on extensive...

    Published January 31st 2009 by Routledge

  2. Popular Culture in a Globalised India

    Edited by K. Moti Gokulsing, Wimal Dissanayake

    As India celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of its independence, much praise was lavished on its emergence as a major player on the global stage. Its economic transformation and geopolitical significance as a nuclear power are matched by its globally resonant cultural resources. This book...

    Published December 17th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Sound Media

    From Live Journalism to Music Recording

    By Lars Nyre

    Sound Media considers how music recording, radio broadcasting and muzak influence people's daily lives and introduces the many and varied creative techniques that have developed in music and journalism throughout the twentieth century. Lars Nyre starts with the contemporary cultures of sound media,...

    Published June 30th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Sound Moves

    iPod Culture and Urban Experience

    By Michael Bull

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    This innovative study opens up a new area in sociological and urban studies: the aural experience of the social, mediated through mobile technologies of communication. Whilst we live in a world dominated by visual epistemologies of urban experience, Michael Bull argues that it is not...

    Published December 13th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Teenage Nervous Breakdown

    By David Walley

    Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Era combines music and cultural history and criticism to examine how rock and the rock lifestyle have been merchandised first to a teenage audience and eventually to a worldwide consumer society. Well-known, iconoclastic writer/ critic...

    Published May 25th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Voicing the Popular

    On the Subjects of Popular Music

    By Richard Middleton

    How does popular music produce its subject? How does it produce us as subjects? More specifically, how does it do this through voice--through "giving voice"? And how should we understand this subject--"the people"--that it voices into existence? Is it singular or plural? What is its...

    Published May 3rd 2006 by Routledge

  7. Beyond Subculture

    Pop, Youth and Identity in a Postcolonial World

    By Rupa Huq

    Presenting a new approach to the study of youth culture and popular music, Beyond Subculture re-examines the link between music and subcultures and asks the question; in an ageing world, can pop music still be an automatic metaphor for youth culture? Using case studies and first-hand interviews...

    Published March 28th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Is Rock Dead?

    By Kevin J.H. Dettmar

    Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song "The Death of Rock and Roll" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience. Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways...

    Published December 14th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Musical Visitors to Britain

    By Peter Gordon

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    Britain has attracted many musical visitors to its shores. A varied and often eccentric collection of individuals, some were invited by royalty with musical tastes, some were refugees from religious or political oppression, some were spies, and others came to escape debt or even charges of murder....

    Published September 12th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Popular Music Genres

    An Introduction

    By Stuart Borthwick, Ron Moy

    An accessible introduction to the study of popular music, this book takes a schematic approach to a range of popular music genres, and examines them in terms of their antecedents, histories, visual aesthetics, and sociopolitical contexts. Within this interdisciplinary and genre-based focus, readers...

    Published November 9th 2004 by Routledge