Popular Music: Music and identity

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Simon Frith
Psychology Press, 2004 - Popular music - 382 pages
Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding field with changing emphases and agendas. The music industry has changed in recent years, as has governmental involvement in popular music schemes as part of the culture industry. The distinction between the major record labels and the outsider independents has become blurred over time. Popular music, as part of this umbrella of the culture industry, has been progressively globalized and globalizing. The tensions within popular music are now no longer between national cultural identity and popular music, but between the local and the global. This four volume collection examines the changing status of popular music against this background. Simon Frith examines the heritage of popular music, and how technology has changed not only the production but the reception of this brand of sound. The collection examines how the traditional genres of rock, pop and soul have broken down and what has replaced them, as well as showing how this proliferation of musical styles has also splintered the audience of popular music.
 

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Contents

Music and socialbility
5
Let all the world hear all the worlds music popular musicmaking and music education
7
Towards an aesthetic of popular music
32
Pathways in urban living
48
Systems of articulation logic of change communities and scenes in popular music
79
Place exchange and meaning Black Sea musicians in the West of Ireland
101
Music nationality and imagined community
117
Honky Tonk the music of the Southern working class
119
Contando la Cama Vacia love sexuality and gender relationships in Dominican Bachata
209
Somos el Peru Cumbia Andina and the children of Andean Migrants in Lima
231
Nationalism on stage music and change in Soviet Ukraine
249
Fantasies of home The antinomies of modernity and the music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo
266
Music modernity and postmodernity
283
The search for Petula Clark
285
Modern music culture on shock pop and synthesis
293
Cruising around the historical bloc Postmodernism and popular music in East Los Angeles
324

Paul Simons Graceland South Africa and the mediation of musical meaning
126
My love is in America migration and Irish music
164
Sounds authentic Black Music ethnicity and the challenge of a changing same
182
Ethnomusicology
207
A style nobody can deal with Politics style and the postindustrial city in Hip Hop
341
Index
361
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