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  1. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 18th 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. The International Recording Industries

    Edited by Lee Marshall

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The recording industry has been a major focus of interest for cultural commentators throughout the twenty-first century. As the first major content industry to have its production and distribution patterns radically disturbed by the internet, the recording industry’s content, attitudes and...

    Published October 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Rock History Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Theo Cateforis

    The Rock History Reader is an eclectic compilation of readings that tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. The readings range from the vivid autobiographical accounts of such rock icons as Ronnie Spector...

    Published September 17th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Woody Guthrie

    Writing America's Songs

    By Ronald D. Cohen

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Woody Guthrie is the most famous and influential folk music composer and performer in the history of the United States. His most popular song, "This Land is Your Land" has become the country's unofficial national anthem, known to every school child since the 1960s. His influence exceeded the realm...

    Published July 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. The Cultural Study of Music

    A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, Richard Middleton

    What is the relationship between music and culture? The first edition of The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction explored this question with groundbreaking rigor and breadth. Now this second edition refines that original analysis while examining the ways the field has developed in the...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Music in the Western

    Notes From the Frontier

    By Kathryn Kalinak

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    Music in the Western: Notes from the Frontier presents essays from both film studies scholars and musicologists on core issues in western film scores: their history, their generic conventions, their operation as part of a narrative system, their functioning within individual filmic texts and their...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge