Music, Space and Place: Popular Music and Cultural Identity
Sheila Whiteley, Andy Bennett, Stan Hawkins
Ashgate, 2004 - Music - 224 pages
Music, Space and Place examines the urban and rural spaces in which music is experienced, produced and consumed. The editors of this collection have brought together perspectives by international researchers and scholars working in the field of popular music studies. Underpinning all of the contributions is the recognition that musical processes take place within a particular space and place, and are shaped both by the pressures and dynamics of political and economic circumstances.
Underlying Music, Space and Place is the question of how the disciplines informing popular music studies - sociology, musicology, cultural studies, media studies and feminism - have developed within a changing intellectual climate. The book therefore covers a wide range of subject matter in relation to space and place, including community and identity, gender, race, vernaculars, power, performance and production.
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