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  1. The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music

    Edited by Jonathan C. Friedman

    The major objective of this collection of 28 essays is to analyze the trends, musical formats, and rhetorical devices used in popular music to illuminate the human condition. By comparing and contrasting musical offerings in a number of countries and in different contexts from the 19th century...

    Published June 18th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Music Documentary

    Acid Rock to Electropop

    Edited by Benjamin Halligan, Robert Edgar, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    The Music Documentary offers a wide-range of approaches, across key moments in the history of popular music, in order to define and interrogate this prominent genre of film-making. The writers in this volume argue persuasively that the music documentary must be considered as an essential cultural...

    Published March 26th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Musical Performance and the Changing City

    Post-industrial Contexts in Europe and the United States

    Edited by Fabian Holt, Carsten Wergin

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    A contribution to the field of urban music studies, this book presents new interdisciplinary approaches to the study of music in urban social life. It takes musical performance as its key focus, exploring how and why different kinds of performance are evolving in contemporary cities in the...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition

    Book and Online Access to Music Pack

    By Richard J. Lawn

    Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing...

    Published February 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The John Coltrane Reference

    By Lewis Porter, Chris DeVito, David Wild, Yasuhiro Fujioka, Wolf Schmaler

    The BBC's Jazz Book of the Year for 2008. Few jazz musicians have had the lasting influence or attracted as much scholarly study as John Coltrane. Yet, despite dozens of books, hundreds of articles, and his own recorded legacy, the "facts" about Coltrane's life and work have never been definitely...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Redefining Mainstream Popular Music

    Edited by Sarah Baker, Andy Bennett, Jodie Taylor

    Redefining Mainstream Popular Music is a collection of seventeen essays that critically examines the idea of the "mainstream" in and across a variety of popular music styles and contexts. Notions of what is popular vary across generations and cultures – what may have been considered alternative to...

    Published January 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Society through Popular Music

    2nd Edition

    By Joe Kotarba, J Patrick Williams

    Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Music courses, the second edition of Understanding Society through Popular Music uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Local Music Scenes and Globalization

    Transnational Platforms in Beirut

    By Thomas Burkhalter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This book offers the first in-depth study of experimental and popular music scenes in Beirut, looking at musicians working towards a new understanding of musical creativity and music culture in a country that is dominated by mass-mediated pop music, and propaganda. Burkhalter studies the generation...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Liveness in Modern Music

    Musicians, Technology, and the Perception of Performance

    By Paul Sanden

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    This study investigates the idea and practice of liveness in modern music. Understanding what makes music live in an ever-changing musical and technological terrain is one of the more complex and timely challenges facing scholars of current music, where liveness is typically understood to represent...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Vocal Music and Contemporary Identities

    Unlimited Voices in East Asia and the West

    Edited by Christian Utz, Frederick Lau

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    Looking at musical globalization and vocal music, this collection of essays studies the complex relationship between the human voice and cultural identity in 20th- and 21st-century music in both East Asian and Western music. The authors approach musical meaning in specific case studies against the...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge