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Popular Music and Society, 2nd Edition

By: Brian Longhurst


Hardcover
Status
Forthcoming
Edition
Second Edition
ISBN
9780745631622
ISBN10
0745631622
Publication Dates ROW:
Publication Dates US:
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Mar 2007


Format
254 x 178 mm
10.00 x 7.00 in
Pages
288 pages

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Reviews

"I would unhesitatingly recommend this book to both students and scholars interested in the sociology of music. This is a great text if you are looking for a clear and lucid introduction to the subject."
Sociology

"A useful introductory textbook designed for undergraduate-level students of popular music, media and cultural studies and sociology. It reviews a vast range of sociological research in a palatable form, with informative examples, illustrations, case studies, press cuttings, figures and lengthy quotes."
Sociological Review

"Brian Longhurst provides a comprehensive view of contemporary popular music. He shows its role in shaping fan scenes and sub-cultures. He sees it as text to be read in the lyrics, but also through dance, the body and political context. And he exposes the commercial machine that determines which songs and genres do, and do not, get wide exposure. This work will be a prime resource for students and scholars alike for years to come."
Richard A. Peterson, Vanderbilt University

"This revised and updated edition of Popular Music and Society contains new chapters to take into account the impact of theories of performativity and the body on popular music studies and the role of music in everyday life in a post-subcultural age. The book is a model of clarity and incisive thought, for which students will be eternally grateful."
Helen Thomas, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

"A thoughtful and systematic introduction, full of up-to-date information, this book speaks simultaneously to students of socio-musical analysis and to all of us for whom music matters."
Tia DeNora, University of Exeter

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Table of Contents


  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • List of Boxes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Constraints and Creativity: Arguments and Framework
  • PART 1 PRODUCTION
  • 2. The Pop Music Industry
  • 3. The Social Production of Music
  • PART 2 TEXT
  • 4. History, Politics and Sexuality
  • 5. ‘Black’ Music: Genres and Social Constructions
  • 6. Texts and Meaning
  • 7. Performance, Dance, Distinction and the Body
  • PART 3 AUDIENCE
  • 8. Effects, Audiences and Subcultures
  • 9. Fans, Production and Consumption
  • 10. Beyond Subcultures and Fans: New Audiences, Scenes and Everyday Life
  • Conclusions
  • Further Reading
  • References

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Author Information

Brian Longhurst is Professor of Sociology at the University of Salford.

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