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The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology

Edited by: Derek B. Scott

Print publication date:  December  2009
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754664765
eBook ISBN: 9781315613451
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041986

10.4324/9781315613451
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The research presented in this volume is very recent, and the general approach is that of rethinking popular musicology: its purpose, its aims, and its methods. Contributors to the volume were asked to write something original and, at the same time, to provide an instructive example of a particular way of working and thinking. The essays have been written with a view to helping graduate students with research methodology and the application of relevant theoretical models. The team of contributors is an exceptionally strong one: it contains many of the pre-eminent academic figures involved in popular musicological research, and there is a spread of European, American, Asian, and Australasian scholars. The volume covers seven main themes: Film, Video and Multimedia; Technology and Studio Production; Gender and Sexuality; Identity and Ethnicity; Performance and Gesture; Reception and Scenes and The Music Industry and Globalization. The Ashgate Research Companion is designed to offer scholars and graduate students a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in a particular area. The companion's editor brings together a team of respected and experienced experts to write chapters on the key issues in their speciality, providing a comprehensive reference to the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Trevor Jones’s Score for In the Name of the Father  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Music, Sound and the Moving Image: The Present and a Future?  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Reinventing Question Time  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Televised Live Performance, Looping Technology and the ‘Nu Folk’: KT Tunstall on Later … with Jools Holland  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Learning to Listen to Perfect Sound: Hi-fi Culture and Changes in Modes of Listening, 1950–80 Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Approaches to Analysing Recordings of Popular Music Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Art of Phonography: Sound, Technology and Music  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Genre, Subjectivity and Back-up Singing in Rock Music Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Notes on Musical Camp Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Who Are You? Research Strategies of the Unruly Feminine Download PDF
Chapter  12:  ‘I’m a Man’: Masculinities in Popular Music Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Woven World: Unravelling the Mainstream and the Alternative in Greek Popular Music Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Dayton Street Funk: The Layering of Multiple Identities  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Black, White and Brown on the Dance Floor: The New Meanings of Panjabiyat in the Twenty-first Century Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Musical Persona: The Physical Performance of Popular Music  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Vocal Performance and the Projection of Emotional Authenticity Download PDF
Chapter  18:  ‘Chelsea Rodgers’ was a Model – Vocality in Prince of the Twenty-first Century Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Singing Style and White Masculinity Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Talking Music, Making Music: A Comparison between Rap and Techno  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Absolute Beginners: The Evolution of a British Popular Music Scene Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Studying Reception and Scenes Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Interpretation: So What?  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Beyond the Master Narrative of Youth: Researching Ageing Popular Music Scenes Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Music and the Creative Knowledge Economy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Transnational Music Industry Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Pop Idol: Global Economy – Local Meanings Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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