Category: Popular

  • Playing it Queer: Popular Music, Identity and Queer by Jodie Taylor

    By Jodie Taylor

    Well known tune has regularly been a dynamic mediator of gender and sexuality, and a effective website of uprising, oddity and queerness. The transformative ability of music-making, functionality and intake is helping us to make feel of id and permits us to glimpse otherworldliness, arousing the political mind's eye. With an activist voice that's impassioned but adherent to scholarly rigour, Playing it Queer offers an unique and compelling ethnographic account of the connection among renowned song, queer self-fashioning and (sub)cultural world-making.
    This ebook starts with a accomplished survey and important overview of suitable literatures on queer id and political debates in addition to well known tune, id and (sub)cultural variety. Contextualised inside an in depth background of queer sensibilities and artistic practices, together with camp, drag, genderfuck, queercore, feminist track and membership cultures, the author’s wealthy empirical experiences of neighborhood performers and translocal scenes in detail trap the which means and price of well known musics and (sub)cultural variety in daily queer lives.
    Show description

  • Popular Music in Contemporary France: Authenticity, by David L. Looseley

    By David L. Looseley

    Whereas song fanatics from around the globe have attempted to recreate the atmosphere of French caf?s through enjoying tune from stars similar to Piaf, Tr?net and Chevalier, intellectuals, sociologists and coverage makers in France were embroiled in passionate debate approximately simply what constitutes 'real' French track. within the past due Nineteen Fifties and Sixties a wave of Anglo-American rock 'n' roll and dad hit Europe and disrupted French well known tune eternally. The loved sounds of the chanson have been sidelined, fragmented or merged with pop types and instrumentation. From this element on, French tune and tune tradition were splintered into cultural divides - popular culture vs excessive tradition; mass tradition vs 'authentic' pop culture; nationwide tradition vs Americanization. This e-book investigates the interesting and cutting edge segmentation of the French song scene and the debates it has spawned. From an research of the chanson as nationwide fable, to pop, rap, techno and the nation, this publication is the 1st full-length examine to make experience of the complexity in the back of the historical past of French well known tune and its relation to 'authentic' cultural identification.
    Show description

  • Johnny Cash and the Paradox of American Identity by Leigh H. Edwards

    By Leigh H. Edwards

    Throughout his profession, Johnny money has been depicted—and has depicted himself—as a strolling contradiction: social protestor and institution patriot, drugged wildman and religious Christian crusader, insurgent outlaw hillbilly thug and elder statesman. Leigh H. Edwards explores the attract of this paradoxical photo and its cultural importance. She argues that money embodies irresolvable contradictions of yankee identification that replicate foundational matters within the American event, equivalent to the tensions among freedom and patriotism, person rights and nationalism, the sacred and the profane. She illustrates how this version of ambivalence is an important paradigm for American well known song, and for American identification commonly. using assets comparable to Cash's autobiographies, lyrics, song, liner notes, and interviews, Edwards will pay equivalent realization to depictions of money via others, equivalent to Vivian Cash's book of his letters to her, documentaries and song journalism approximately him, stroll the road, and fan membership fabrics present in the documents on the nation tune beginning in Nashville, to create an entire portrait of money and his importance as a cultural icon.

    Show description

  • Proverbs Are Never Out of Season: Popular Wisdom in the by Wolfgang Mieder

    By Wolfgang Mieder

    An attractive examine the importance of conventional proverbs and their adaptations within the smooth international from the world's top-rated specialist on proverbs. Mieder seems at how we adapt proverbs to quickly altering social attitudes, investigates the origins of proverbs, and demolishes the parable that Benjamin Franklin used to be a prolific coiner of proverbs. 36 halftones. Line drawings.
    Show description

  • Sound Tracks : Popular Music, Identity and Place (Critical by John Connell

    By John Connell

    Sound Tracks is the 1st entire e-book at the new geography of well known tune, reading the advanced hyperlinks among areas, track and cultural identities. It presents an interdisciplinary point of view on neighborhood, nationwide and worldwide scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the varied meanings of tune in more than a few local contexts.In a global of intensified globalisation, hyperlinks among house, track and id are more and more tenuous, but locations provide credibility to song, now not least within the 'country', and tune is often associated with position, as a stake to originality, a declare to culture and as a advertising machine. This publication develops new views on those relationships and the way they're positioned inside cultural and geographical suggestion.
    Show description

  • Swing, That Modern Sound by Kenneth J. Bindas

    By Kenneth J. Bindas

    It used to be for level bands, for dancing, and for a jiving temper of letting move. through the state swing re-sounded with the spirit of excellent occasions.

    yet this pop style, for a decade America's favourite, arose in the course of the worst of instances, the good melancholy.

    From its top within the Nineteen Thirties until eventually bebop, r & b, and state swamped it after international struggle II, swing outlined an American iteration and measured America's musical heartbeat. In its heyday swing reached a mass viewers of very disparate participants and united them. They perceived within the tempers and tempos of swing the very definition of modernity.

    A survey of the thirties unearths that the time was once certainly the Swing period, America's segue into modernity. What social buildings inspired swing's production, recognition, and recognition? Swing, That glossy Sound examines the cultural and historic value of swing and tells how and why it accomplished its viewers, unified its fanatics, outlined its new release, and, after international warfare II, fell into decline.

    What fed the song? And, in flip, what did the song feed? This publication indicates that swing manifested the type of up to date attract that the population craved. Swing sounded smooth, satisfied, confident. It flouted the difficulty indications of the good melancholy. the major to its upward push and charm, this ebook argues, used to be its all-out appropriation of modernity--consumer advertisements, the language and emblems of intake, and the public's all-too-evident want for items in the course of a interval of shortage.

    because it examines the position of race, type, and gender within the construction of this contemporary track, Swing, That glossy Sound tells how a tune style got here to represent the cultural revolution happening in the US.

    Kenneth J. Bindas is an affiliate professor of historical past at Kent kingdom collage, Trumbull Campus, in Warren, Ohio. he's the writer of All of This track Belongs to the country: The WPA's Federal tune Project and American Society, 1935--1939.

    Show description

  • Living Stereo: Histories and Cultures of Multichannel Sound by Paul Théberge, Kyle Devine, Tom Everrett

    By Paul Théberge, Kyle Devine, Tom Everrett

    Stereo is far and wide. the complete tradition and of tune and sound grew to become prepared round the precept of stereophony throughout the 20th century. yet not anything approximately this-not the discovery or reputation or ubiquity of stereo-was inevitable. Nor did the cultured conventions, technological items, and listening practices required to make feel of stereo emerge absolutely shaped, out of the blue.

    This groundbreaking booklet uncovers the significant volume of labor that has been required to make stereo appear average, and which has been essential to continue stereo's position as a dominant mode of sound copy for over part a century. The essays contained inside of this ebook are thematically grouped below (Audio) Positions, Listening Cultures, and Multichannel Sound and monitor Media; the cumulative impression is to strengthen study in song, sound, and media reports and to construct new bridges among the fields.

    With contributions from major students throughout numerous disciplines, dwelling Stereo re-tells the background of twentieth-century aural and musical tradition in the course of the lens of stereophonic sound.
    Show description