The Cultural Study of Music

A Critical Introduction

Author: Martin Clayton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136754326

Category: Music

Page: 376

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Cultural Study of Music

A Critical Introduction

Author: Martin Clayton,Trevor Herbert,Richard Middleton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415938457

Category: Music

Page: 368

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The Cultural Study of Music is an anthology of new writings that serves as a basic textbook on music and culture. Increasingly, music is being studied as it relates to specific cultures--not only by ethnomusicologists, but by traditional musicologists as well. Drawing on writers from music, anthropology, sociology, and the related fields, the book both defines the field--i.e., "What is the relation between music and culture?"--and then presents case studies of particular issues in world musics.
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The Cultural Study of Music

A Critical Introduction

Author: Martin Clayton,Trevor Herbert,Richard Middleton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415938449

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 1780

The Cultural Study of Music is an anthology of new writings that serves as a basic textbook on music and culture. Increasingly, music is being studied as it relates to specific cultures--not only by ethnomusicologists, but by traditional musicologists as well. Drawing on writers from music, anthropology, sociology, and the related fields, the book both defines the field--i.e., "What is the relation between music and culture?"--and then presents case studies of particular issues in world musics.
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The Cultural Study of Work

Author: Douglas A. Harper,Doug Harper,Helene M. Lawson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742519183

Category: Social Science

Page: 481

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This anthology brings more than fifty years of scholarship of the culture and sociology of work into a compelling introductory and analytical text. Sociologists have long sought to understand the universal activity of work from the point of view of the worker. This book shows how common sociological themes such as socialization, social interaction, the social construction of time, and deviance are experienced in work settings as diverse as the factory, the nightclub, the restaurant, and the offices of high-tech professionals. Featuring vivid ethnographies, the book is organized around the concept of culture: the recognition that people doing things together organize social life in common and identifiable ways. As such, this collection can be used as an innovative core reader or as an ideal supplement to standard texts that approach work from the demographic, structural, or macro perspectives. An online teaching guide is available to all adopters.
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Teratologies

A Cultural Study of Cancer

Author: Jackie Stacey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136185402

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Stories of cancer are full of monster and marvels; the monstrousness of the disease and the treatments, the marvels of the cures and the saved lives. Still one of the most dreaded diseases to haunt our imaginations, cancer is more than an illness - it is a cultural phenomenon. People who have cancer are bombarded with competing explanations of their conditions: it is genetically inherited; it is environmentally produced; it is the result of their personality. Teratologies - A Cultural Study of Cancer investigates how this disease is perceived, experienced and theorised in contemporary society. It explores changing beliefs about the causes of, and the cures for, cancer in both biomedicine and its increasingly popular alternative counterparts. Analysing conventional and alternative medical accounts, self-help manuals and patients' personal stories, Jackie Stacey takes a critical look at the place of heroes, metaphors, the self and the body in these competing bids to produce the authoritative definition of the meaning of cancer today. Interspersed with these detailed textual investigations are discussions of broader issues such as the feminist debates about the history of science, the place of consumer culture in health practices and the status of patients and of health professionals in postmodern society. Combining authobiographical narratives with contemporary theoretical debates, the author carves out a specifically feminist analysis of the cultural dimensions of cancer. She brings accounts of her own illness under the critical lens of academic scrutiny and situates these personal stories within a discussion of contemporary cultural change.
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The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture

Author: Tim Shephard,Anne Leonard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135956464

Category: Music

Page: 414

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As a coherent field of research, the field of music and visual culture has seen rapid growth in recent years. The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture serves as the first comprehensive reference on the intersection between these two areas of study, an ideal introduction for those coming to the field for the first time as well as a useful source of information for seasoned researchers. This collection of over forty entries, from musicologists and art historians from the US and UK, delineate the key concepts in the field in five parts: Starting Points Methodologies Reciprocation – the musical in visual culture and the visual in musical culture Convergence –in metaphor, in conception, and in practice Hybrid Arts This reference work speaks to the important questions concerning this burgeoning field of research –what are the established approaches to studying musical and visual cultures side by side? What have been the major points of contact between these two areas and what kind of questions can this interdisciplinary research address moving forward? The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the field of music and visual culture.
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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

A Reader

Author: John Storey

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820328492

Category: Social Science

Page: 657

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Whether used on its own or in conjunction with Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, this reader is a theoretical, analytical, and historical introduction to the study of popular culture within cultural studies. The readings cover the culture and civilization tradition, culturalism, structuralism and poststructuralism, Marxism, feminism, and postmodernism, as well as current debates in the study of popular culture. New to this edition: Four new readings by Stuart Hall, Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Judith Butler, and Savoj Žižek Fully revised general and section introductions that contextualize and link the readings with key issues in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction Fully updated bibliography Ideal for courses in: cultural studies media studies communication studies sociology of culture popular culture visual studies cultural criticism
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Early Downhome Blues

A Musical and Cultural Analysis

Author: Jeff Todd Titon

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469616919

Category: Music

Page: 340

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Hailed as a classic in music studies when it was first published in 1977, Early Downhome Blues is a detailed look at traditional country blues artists and their work. Combining musical analysis and cultural history approaches, Titon examines the origins of downhome blues in African American society. He also explores what happened to the art form when the blues were commercially recorded and became part of the larger American culture. From forty-seven musical transcriptions, Titon derives a grammar of early downhome blues melody. His book is enriched with the recollections of blues performers, audience members, and those working in the recording industry. In a new afterword, Titon reflects on the genesis of this book in the blues revival of the 1960s and the politics of tourism in the current revival under way.
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Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China

Author: Wai-Chung Ho

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317078012

Category: Music

Page: 198

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While attention has been paid to various aspects of music education in China, to date no single publication has systematically addressed the complex interplay of sociopolitical transformations underlying the development of popular music and music education in the multilevel culture of China. Before the implementation of the new curriculum reforms in China at the beginning of the twenty-first century, there was neither Chinese nor Western popular music in textbook materials. Popular culture had long been prohibited in school music education by China’s strong revolutionary orientation, which feared ‘spiritual pollution’ by Western cultures. However, since the early twenty-first century, education reform has attempted to help students deal with experiences in their daily lives and has officially included learning the canon of popular music in the music curriculum. In relation to this topic, this book analyses how social transformation and cultural politics have affected community relations and the transmission of popular music through school music education. Ho presents music and music education as sociopolitical constructions of nationalism and globalization. Moreover, how popular music is received in national and global contexts and how it affects the construction of social and musical meanings in school music education, as well as the reformation of music education in mainland China, is discussed. Based on the perspectives of school music teachers and students, the findings of the empirical studies in this book address the power and potential use of popular music in school music education as a producer and reproducer of cultural politics in the music curriculum in the mainland.
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Music in the World of Islam

A Socio-Cultural Study

Author: Amnon Shiloah

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814329702

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Provides basic musicological information about a vast variety of Middle Eastern musical genres within an ethnomusical context.
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A Cultural Study of Mary and the Annunciation

From Luke to the Enlightenment

Author: Gary Waller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317316665

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This book traces the history of the Annunciation, exploring the deep and lasting impact of the event on the Western imagination. Waller explores the Annunciation from its appearance in Luke’s Gospel, to its rise to prominence in religious doctrine and popular culture, and its gradual decline in importance during the Enlightenment.
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Louise Jopling

A Biographical and Cultural Study of the Modern Woman Artist in Victorian Britain

Author: Patriciade Montfort

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351559656

Category: Art

Page: 182

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Louise Jopling: A Biographical and Cultural Study is the first in-depth study of this nineteenth-century painter who was among the first women admitted to the Royal Society of British Artists (in 1902). In part an engaging biography of a compelling celebrity figure and social campaigner in Victorian England, Patricia de Montfort?s book interweaves a vivid and rounded portrait of this Manchester-born artist, teacher, and author with insightful analysis of Jopling?s artwork and the aristocratic-bohemian social milieu that she inhabited. Painted by Whistler and Millais, Jopling herself portrayed Victorian-era celebrities like the actress Lillie Langtry and her patrons included members of the de Rothschild banking family. Her work also included figure compositions, interiors, landscape and genre scenes. Drawing upon Jopling's unpublished diaries, notebooks and correspondence as well as her 1925 memoir Twenty Years of My Life, de Montfort?s study opens the way for a twenty-first century rediscovery of this now little-known artist, who combined professional artistic practice with social activism, against the backdrop of an often troubled private life. The full scope of Jopling?s artistic endeavours are discussed in relation to the cultural framework for fin de si?e working women, as are her progressive views on education and women?s suffrage.
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Reading the Beatles

Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, and the Fab Four

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791481967

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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Addresses the Beatles' impact on how we think about gender, popular culture, and the formal and poetic qualities of music.
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Music Talent & Performance

Conservatory Cultural System

Author: Henry Kingsbury

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439904022

Category: Music

Page: 228

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An anthropologist's unusual ethnography of an American conservatory.
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Send in the Clones

A Cultural Study of the Tribute Band

Author: Georgina Gregory

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 9781845532451

Category: Music

Page: 172

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Although musical tributes play a role within contemporary culture, little serious research has been published on the subject. This book contributes to the understanding of the phenomenon of the tribute band by linking it to other types of imitative entertainment.
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The Cultural Study of Law

Reconstructing Legal Scholarship

Author: Paul W. Kahn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226422558

Category: Law

Page: 169

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Drawing on philosophers from Plato to Foucault and cultural anthropologists and historians such as Clifford Geertz and Perry Miller, Kahn outlines the conceptual tools necessary for such an inquiry. He analyzes the concepts of time, space, citizen, judge, sovereignty, and theory within the culture of law's rule and goes on to consider the methodological problems entailed in stripping the study of law of its reformist ambitions.
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Visual Culture

The Study of the Visual After the Cultural Turn

Author: Margarita Dikovitskaya

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262042246

Category: Art

Page: 316

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Drawing on interviews, responses to questionnaires, and oral histories by U.S.
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Speaking in Tongues

A Cross-Cultural Study of Glossolalia

Author: Felicitas D. Goodman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556358539

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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Originally published: Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1972.
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Music in Other Words

Victorian Conversations

Author: Ruth A. Solie

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520930063

Category: Music

Page: 223

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Just as the preoccupations of any given cultural moment make their way into the language of music, the experience of music makes its way into other arenas of life. To unearth these overlapping meanings and vocabularies from the Victorian era, Ruth A. Solie examines sources as disparate as journalism, novels, etiquette manuals, religious tracts, and teenagers' diaries for the muffled, even subterranean, conversations that reveal so much about what music meant to the Victorians. Her essays, giving voice to "what goes without saying" on the subject—that cultural information so present and pervasive as to go unsaid—fill in some of the most intriguing blanks in our understanding of music's history. This much-anticipated collection, bringing together new and hard-to-find pieces by an acclaimed musicologist, mines the abundant casual texts of the period to show how Victorian-era people—English and others—experienced music and what they understood to be its power and its purposes. Solie's essays start from topics as varied as Beethoven criticism, Macmillan's Magazine, George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, opera tropes in literature, and the Victorian myth of the girl at the piano. They evoke common themes—including the moral force that was attached to music in the public mind and the strongly gendered nature of musical practice and sensibility—and in turn suggest the complex links between the history of music and the history of ideas.
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Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law

Author: Cheryl Suzack

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442628588

Category: American literature

Page: 192

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Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Indigenous Women's Writing, Storytelling, and Law -- Chapter One: Gendering the Politics of Tribal Sovereignty: Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez (1978) and Ceremony (1977) -- Chapter Two: The Legal Silencing of Indigenous Women: Racine v. Woods (1983) and In Search of April Raintree (1983) -- Chapter Three: Colonial Governmentality and GenderViolence: State of Minnesota v. Zay Zah (1977) and The Antelope Wife (1998) -- Chapter Four: Land Claims, Identity Claims: Manypenny v. United States (1991) and Last Standing Woman (1997) -- Conclusion: For an Indigenous-Feminist Literary Criticism -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
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