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You are currently browsing 31–40 of 137 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Hip-Hop Culture in College Students’ Lives

    Elements, Embodiment, and Higher Edutainment

    By Emery Petchauer

    College campuses have become rich sites of hip-hop culture and knowledge production. Despite the attention that campus personnel and researchers have paid to student life, the field of higher education has often misunderstood the ways that hip-hop culture exists in college students’ lives. Based...

    Published October 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  9. That's the Joint!

    The Hip-Hop Studies Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal

    This newly expanded and revised second edition of That's the Joint! brings together the most important and up-to-date hip-hop scholarship in one comprehensive volume. Presented thematically, the selections address the history of hip-hop, identity politics of the "hip-hop nation," debates of "street...

    Published August 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance

    By Graham St. John

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This lively textual symposium offers a collection of formative research on the culture of global psytrance (psychedelic trance). As the first book to address the diverse transnationalism of this contemporary electronic dance music phenomenon, the collection hosts interdisciplinary research...

    Published June 22nd 2011 by Routledge