The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music

The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music

By: Andy Bennett (editor), Steve Waksman (editor)Hardback

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"The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music is a comprehensive, smartly-conceived volume that can take its place as the new standard reference in popular music. The editors have shown great care in covering classic debates while moving the field into new, exciting areas of scholarship. International in its focus and pleasantly wide-ranging across historical periods, the Handbook is accessible to students but full of material of interest to those teaching and researching in the field." - Will Straw, McGill University "Celebrating the maturation of popular music studies and recognizing the immense changes that have recently taken place in the conditions of popular music production, The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music features contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field. Every chapter is well defined and to the point, with bibliographies that capture the history of the field. Authoritative, expertly organized and absolutely up-to-date, this collection will instantly become the backbone of teaching and research across the Anglophone world and is certain to be cited for years to come." - Barry Shank, author of 'The Political Force of Musical Beauty' (2014) The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music provides a highly comprehensive and accessible summary of the key aspects of popular music studies. The text is divided into 9 sections: Theory and Method The Business of Popular Music Popular Music History The Global and the Local The Star System Body and Identity Media Technology Digital Economies Each section has been chosen to reflect both established aspects of popular music studies as well as more recently emerging sub-fields. The handbook constitutes a timely and important contribution to popular music studies during a significant period of theoretical and empirical growth and innovation in the field. This is a benchmark work which will be essential reading for educators and students in popular music studies, musicology, cultural studies, media studies and cultural sociology.

About Author

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology and Director of the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He has authored and edited numerous books including Popular Music and Youth Culture (Palgrave Macmillian, 2000), Cultures of Popular Music (Open University Press, 2001), Remembering Woodstock (Ashgate, 2004), Music Scenes (Vanderbilt University Press, 2004) with Richard A. Peterson and Music, Style and Aging (Berg, 2012) with Paul Hodgkinson. Bennett was lead Chief Investigator on a three-year, five-country project funded by the Australian Research Council entitled Popular Music and Cultural Memory (DP1092910). He is also a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. Steve Waksman is Professor of Music and American Studies at Smith College, Massachusetts, USA. His works include the books Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience (Harvard University Press, 1999), and This Ain't the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk (University of California Press, 2009), the latter of which was awarded the 2010 Woody Guthrie Award for best scholarly book on popular music by the US chapter of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. With Reebee Garofalo he co-authored the sixth edition of Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the U.S.A. (Pearson, 2013). His essays have appeared in Guitar Cultures, The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar, Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop, and Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music Around the World. Currently he is researching a book on the cultural history of live music and performance in the US, tentatively titled Live Music in America: A History, 1850-2000.


Introduction - Andy Bennett and Steve Waksman SECTION 1: Theory and Method - Introduction by Andy Bennett The Many Worlds of Popular Music: Ethnomusicological - Kevin Dawe Notes on Sociological Theory and Popular Music Studies - Motti Regev Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards: Mixing Pop, Politics - Gilbert B. Rodman (Re)Generations of Popular Musicology - Serge Lacasse Archival Research and the Expansion of Popular Music - Christine Feldman-Barratt SECTION 2: The Business of Popular Music - Introduction by Steve Waksman Power, Production and the Pop Process - Reebee Garofalo Intermediaries and Intermediation - Devon Powers Popular Musical Labor in North America - Matt Stahl Music in Advertising in the U.S.: History and Issues - Timothy D. Taylor SECTION 3: Popular Music History - Introduction by Steve Waksman Grinding out Hits at the Song Factory - Keir Keightley Popular Music Genres: Aesthetics, Commerce and Identity - David Brackett Live Music History - Matt Brennan SECTION 4: The Global and the Local - Introduction by Andy Bennett Observations on African, African-American, Middle Eastern - Tony Mitchell Electronic Dance Music Cultures, Ritualization and the Case - Graham St. John "Everything Louder than Everyone Else': The Origins and Persistence of Heavy Metal and Its Global Cultural Impact - Andy Brown Punk Rock Globalization - Ross Haenfler SECTION 5: The Star System - Introduction by Steve Waksman Rock Stars as Icons - David Shumway Everybody's in Show Biz: Performing Star Identity in Popular Music - Philip Auslander Midnight Ramblers and Material Girls: Gender and Stardom in Rock and Pop - Jacqueline Warwick Dark Cosmos: Making Race, Shaping Stardom - C. Riley Snorton SECTION 6: Body and Identity - Introduction by Andy Bennett Blurred lines, gender and Popular Music - Sheila Whiteley Popular Music, Race and Identity - Jon Stratton Dancing the Popular: The Expressive Interface of Bodies, Sound and Motion - Sherril Dodds Shaping the Past of Popular music: Memory, Forgetting and Documenting - Catherine Strong SECTION 7: Media - Introduction by Andy Bennett In Print and On Screen: The Changing Character of Popular Music Journalism - Simon Warner Sight and Sound in Concert? The Interrelationship Between Music and Television - Tim Wall and Paul Long Viewing with Your Ears, Listening With Your Eyes: Synching Popular Music and Cinema - Scott Henderson Beyond Napster: Popular Music and the `Normal' Internet - Nick Prior SECTION 8: Technology - Introduction by Steve Waksman Phonography and the `Recording' in Popular Music - Patrick Feaster Ghosts of Electricity: Amplification - Peter Doyle Ubiquitous Musics: Technology, Listening, and Subjectivity - Anahid Kassabian SECTION 9: Digital Economies - Introduction by Steve Waksman Modes of Production: The Value of Modal Analysis for Popular Music Studies - Tim Anderson Music, Copies and Essences - Joanna Demers Authorship, Ownership, and Musical Appropriation - Kembrew McLeod Music Cartels and the Dematerialization of Power - Aram Sinnreich

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  • ISBN13: 9781446210857
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 664
  • ID: 9781446210857
  • weight: 1360
  • ISBN10: 1446210855

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