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Discographies Author Jeremy Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781134698929
Release 2002-03-11
Pages 208
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Experiencing disco, hip hop, house, techno, drum 'n' bass and garage, Discographies plots a course through the transatlantic dance scene of the last last twenty-five years. It discusses the problems posed by contemporary dance culture of both academic and cultural study and finds these origins in the history of opposition to music as a source of sensory pleasure. Discussing such issues as technology, club space. drugs, the musical body, gender, sexuality and pleasure, Discographies explores the ecstatic experiences at the heart of contemporary dance culture. It suggests why politicians and agencies as diverse as the independent music press and public broadcasting should be so hostile to this cultural phenomenon.

U2 Above Across and Beyond

U2 Above  Across  and Beyond Author Scott D. Calhoun
ISBN-10 9781498501309
Release 2014-12-23
Pages 164
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This book offers new essays from interdisciplinary perspectives on U2’s career-long dynamic of resisting conventional boundaries in order to erase barriers that inhibit growth, understanding, and progress.

Anticapitalism and Culture

Anticapitalism and Culture Author Jeremy Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781845202309
Release 2008-10-15
Pages 261
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What does 'anticapitalism' really mean for the politics and culture of the twenty-first century? Anticapitalism is an idea which, despite going global, remains rooted in the local, persisting as a loose collection of grassroots movements and actions. Anti-capitalism needs to develop a coherent and cohering philosophy, something which cultural theory and the intellectual legacy of the New Left can help to provide, notably through the work of key radical thinkers, such as Ernesto Laclau, Stuart Hall, Antonio Negri, Gilles Deleuze and Judith Butler. Anticapitalism and Culture argues that there is a strong relationship between the radical tradition of cultural studies and the new political movements which try to resist corporate globalization. Indeed, the two need each other: whilst theory can shape and direct the huge diversity of anticapitalist activism, the energy and sheer political engagement of the anticapitalist movement can breathe new life into cultural studies.

Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945

Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 Author Professor Jon Stratton
ISBN-10 9781409469131
Release 2014-12-28
Pages 250
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Black Popular Music in Britain since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae, 1990s Jungle and the sounds of Dubstep and Grime that have echoed through the 2000s. While the book offers a history it also discusses the ways black musics in Britain have intersected with the politics of race and class, multiculturalism, gender and sexuality, and debates about media and technology.

Beyond Bruce Lee

Beyond Bruce Lee Author Paul Bowman
ISBN-10 9780231850360
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 224
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In order to understand Bruce Lee, we must look beyond Bruce Lee to the artist's intricate cultural and historical contexts. This work begins by contextualising Lee, examining his films and martial arts work, and his changing cultural status within different times and places. The text examines Bruce Lee’s films and philosophy in relation to the popular culture and cultural politics of the 1960s and 1970s, and it addresses the resurgence of his popularity in Hong Kong and China in the twenty-first century. The study also explores Lee’s ongoing legacy and influence in the West, considering his function as a shifting symbol of ethnic politics and the ways in which he continues to inform Hollywood film-fight choreography. Beyond Bruce Lee ultimately argues Lee is best understood in terms of "cultural translation" and that his interventions and importance are ongoing.

Playing with Something That Runs

Playing with Something That Runs Author Mark J. Butler
ISBN-10 9780199912261
Release 2014-06-02
Pages 280
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Winner of the 2015 PMIG Outstanding Publication Award from the Society of Music Theory The DJs and laptop performers of electronic dance music use preexistent elements such as vinyl records and digital samples to create fluid, dynamic performances. These performances are also largely improvised, evolving in response to the demands of a particular situation through interaction with a dancing audience. Within performance, musicians make numerous spontaneous decisions about variables such as which sounds they will play, when they will play them, and how they will be combined with other sounds. Yet the elements that constitute these improvisations are also fixed in certain fundamental ways: performances are fashioned from patterns or tracks recorded beforehand, and in the case of DJ sets, these elements are also physical objects (vinyl records). In Playing with Something That Runs, author Mark J. Butler explores these improvised performances, revealing the ways in which musicians utilize seemingly invariable prerecorded elements to create novel improvisations. Based on extensive interviews with musicians in their studios, as well as in-depth studies of particular mediums of performance, including both DJ and laptop sets, Butler illustrates the ways in which technologies, both material and musical, are used in performance and improvisation in order to make these transformations possible. An illuminating look at the world of popular electronic-music performance, Playing with Something that Runs is an indispensable resource for electronic dance musicians and fans as well as scholars and students of popular music.

Common Ground

Common Ground Author Jeremy Gilbert
ISBN-10 0745325327
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 192
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Common Ground is an innovative exploration of the philosophical relationship between collectivity, individuality, affect and agency in the neoliberal era. Jeremy Gilbert argues that individualism is forced upon us by neoliberal culture, fatally limiting our capacity to escape the current crisis of democratic politics. The book asks how forces and ideas opposed to neoliberal hegemony, and to the individualist tradition in Western thought, might serve to protect some idea of communality, and how far we must accept assumptions about the nature of individuality and collectivity which are the legacy of an elitist tradition. Along the way it examines different ideas and practices of collectivity, from conservative notions of a hierarchical, patriarchal, homogenous community to the politics of 'horizontality' and 'the commons' which are at the heart of radical movements today. Exploring this fundamental faultline in contemporary political struggle, Common Ground proposes a radically non-individualist mode of imagining social life, collective creativity and democratic possibility.

Understanding Popular Music Culture

Understanding Popular Music Culture Author Roy Shuker
ISBN-10 9781317440895
Release 2016-01-29
Pages 298
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This extensively revised and expanded fifth edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music, and the debates that surround popular culture and popular music. Reflecting the continued proliferation of popular music studies, the new music industry in a digital age, and the emergence of new stars, this new edition has been reorganized and extensively updated throughout, making for a more coherent and sequenced coverage of the field. These updates include: two new chapters entitled ‘The Real Thing’: Authenticity, covers and the canon and ‘Time Will Pass You By’: Histories and popular memory new case studies on artists including The Rolling Stones, Lorde, One Direction and Taylor Swift further examples of musical texts, genres, and performers throughout including additional coverage of Electronic Dance Music expanded coverage on the importance of the back catalogue and the box set; reality television and the music biopic greater attention to the role and impact of the internet and digital developments in relation to production, dissemination, mediation and consumption; including the role of social network sites and streaming services each chapter now has its own set of expanded references to facilitate further investigation. Additional resources for students and teachers can also be found on the companion website (, which includes additional case studies, links to relevant websites and a discography of popular music metagenres.

The post subcultures reader

The post subcultures reader Author David Muggleton
ISBN-10 1859736637
Release 2003
Pages 324
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Once it was just Mods and Rockers or Hippies and Skinheads. Now we have Riot Grrls and Rappers; Modern Primitives and Metalheads; Goths, Clubcultures and Fetishists; Urban Tribes, New Age Travellers and Internet fan groups. In a global society with a rapid proliferation of images, fashions and lifestyles, it is -unsurprisingly - becoming increasingly difficult to pinpoint what 'subculture actually means. Enthusiastically adopted by the media and academia, subculture may be a convenient way to describe more unconventional aspects of youth culture, but it does little to help us comprehend the diverse range of youth groups in todays so-called postmodern world. How can we begin to rethink, reformulate and replace outdated notions of subcultures to make them applicable to the experiences of youth in the twenty-first century? And to what extent does this involve the challenging of past orthodoxies about spectacular subcultural styles? From Seattle anarchist punks to UK Asian underground music, Canadian female X-Files fans to Australian dance cultures, this groundbreaking book draws on a wide variety of international case studies to investigate the new relationships among youth subcultural music, politics and taste. Is it possible to work within the existing limitations of subculture, or has the concept exhausted its usefulness? Can attempts at re-conceptualization, such as neo-tribes, sub-streams and micro-networks, adequately capture the experience of fragmentation, flux and fluidity that is central to contemporary youth culture? This timely book is the first to challenge and reconsider the use of subculture. In doing so, it questions the possibility and relevance of what might be termed post-subcultural studies and helps to chart the emergence of a new paradigm for the study of youth subculture.

Global Rhetoric Transnational Markets

Global Rhetoric  Transnational Markets Author Susana Ilma Loza
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3497312
Release 2004
Pages 578
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Global Rhetoric Transnational Markets has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Global Rhetoric Transnational Markets also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Global Rhetoric Transnational Markets book for free.

Disco Fever

Disco Fever Author Kitty Hanson
ISBN-10 0451084527
Release 1978-11-07
Pages 236
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Disco Fever has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Disco Fever also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Disco Fever book for free.

The Best Books for Academic Libraries Music fine arts

The Best Books for Academic Libraries  Music   fine arts Author
ISBN-10 0722200196
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 427
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Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.

Perfect Beat

Perfect Beat Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054373686
Release 2000
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Technomad Author Graham St. John
ISBN-10 UOM:39015084189649
Release 2009-11-15
Pages 312
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A cultural history of global electronic dance music countercultures, Technomad explores the pleasurable and activist trajectories of post-rave culture. The book documents an emerging network of techno-tribes, exploring their pleasure principles and cultural politics. Attending to sound system culture, electro-humanitarianism, secret sonic societies, teknivals and other gatherings, intentional parties, revitalisation movements and counter-colonial interventions, Technomad investigates how the dance party has been harnessed for transgressive and progressive ends - for manifold freedoms. Seeking freedom from moral prohibitions and standards, pleasure in rebellion, refuge from sexual and gender prejudice, exile from oppression, rupturing aesthetic boundaries, re-enchanting the world, reclaiming space, fighting for "the right to party," and responding to a host of critical concerns, electronic dance music cultures are multivalent sites of resistance. Drawing on extensive ethnographic, netographic and documentary research, Technomad details the post-rave trajectory through various local sites and global scenes, with each chapter attending to unique developments in the techno counterculture: e.g. Spiral Tribe, teknivals, psytrance, Burning Man, Reclaim the Streets, Earthdream. The book offers an original, nuanced theory of resistance to assist understanding of these developments. This cultural history of hitherto uncharted territory will be of interest to students of cultural, performance, music, media, and new social movement studies, along with enthusiasts of dance culture and popular politics.

Disenchanting les bons temps

Disenchanting les bons temps Author Charles J. Stivale
ISBN-10 IND:30000085752693
Release 2003-01
Pages 217
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The expressionlaissez les bons temps rouler-"let the good times roll"-conveys the sense of exuberance and good times associated with southern Louisianars"s vibrant cultural milieu. Yet, for Cajuns, descendants of French settlers exiled from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the mid-eighteenth century, this sense of celebration has always been mixed with sorrow. By focusing on Cajun music and dance and the ways they convey the dual experiences of joy and pain,Disenchanting Les Bons Tempsilluminates the complexities of Cajun culture. Charles J. Stivale shows how vexed issues of cultural identity and authenticity are negotiated through the rich expressions of emotion, sensation, sound, and movement in Cajun music and dance.Stivale combines his personal knowledge and love of Cajun music and dance with the theoretical insights of Gilles Deleuze and Feacute;lix Guattari to consider representations of things Cajun. He examines the themes expressed within the lyrics of the Cajun musical repertoire and reflects on the ways Cajun cultural practices are portrayed in different genres including feature films, documentaries, and instructional dance videos. He analyzes the dynamic exchanges between musicians, dancers, and spectators at such venues as bars and music festivals. He also considers a number of thorny socio-political issues underlying Cajun culture, including racial tensions and linguistic isolation. At the same time, he describes various efforts by contemporary musicians and their fans to transcend the limitations of cultural stereotypes and social exclusion.Disenchanting Les Bons Tempswill appeal to those interested inCajun culture, issues of race and ethnicity, music and dance, and the intersection of French and Francophone studies with Anglo and American cultural studies.

Audio culture

Audio culture Author Christoph Cox
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059570625
Release 2004
Pages 454
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Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music attempts to map the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard musical culture today. Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, this book traces the genealogy of contemporary musical practices and theoretical concerns, drawing lines of connection between recent musical practices and earlier moments of sonic experimentation. It aims to foreground the various rewirings of musical composition and performance that have taken place in the past few decades and to provide a critical and theoretical language for this new audio culture. Via writings by philosophers, cultural theorists, and composers, the book explores the interconnections among such forms as Minimalism, Indeterminacy, musique concrete, Improvised Music, the Classical Avant Garde, Experimental Music, Avant-Rock, Dub Reggae, Ambient Music, Hip Hop, and Techno. Rather than focusing on the putative "crossover" between "high art" and "low art" in the new audio culture, the book takes all of these musics as experimental practices on par with, and linked to, one another. While cultural studies has tended to look at music (primarily popular music) from a sociological perspective, the concern here is philosophical, musical, and historical. As such, the book poses and seeks to answer questions such as: What new modes of production, circulation, reception, and discourse do these new musical practices mobilize? How do these practices complicate the definition of "music" and its distinction from "silence," "noise," and "sound"? In what ways do they challenge traditional conceptions of authorship, textuality, and ownership? The book includes writings by: Jacques Attali, John Cage, SimonReynolds, Brian Eno, Glenn Gould, Umberto Eco, Michael Nyman, Ornette Coleman, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and many others.

Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world

Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world Author John Shepherd
ISBN-10 0826463215
Release 2003
Pages 832
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Edited by distinguished scholars in the field of popular music studies, this encyclopedia set is THE authoritative reference guide to popular music from all corners of the globe, the ultimate reference work to do justice to this vibrant subject.