Voicing the Popular

On the Subjects of Popular Music

Author: Richard Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113609282X

Category: Music

Page: 352

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How does popular music produce its subject? How does it produce us as subjects? More specifically, how does it do this through voice--through "giving voice"? And how should we understand this subject--"the people"--that it voices into existence? Is it singular or plural? What is its history and what is its future? Voicing the Popular draws on approaches from musical interpretation, cultural history, social theory and psychoanalysis to explore key topics in the field, including race, gender, authenticity and repetition. Taking most of his examples from across the past hundred years of popular music development--but relating them to the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century "pre-history"--Richard Middleton constructs an argument that relates "the popular" to the unfolding of modernity itself. Voicing the Popular renews the case for ambitious theory in musical and cultural studies, and, against the grain of much contemporary thought, insists on the progressive potential of a politics of the Low.

The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music

Author: Andy Bennett,Steve Waksman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473910994

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

View: 7972

"The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music is a comprehensive, smartly-conceived volume that can take its place as the new standard reference in popular music. The editors have shown great care in covering classic debates while moving the field into new, exciting areas of scholarship. International in its focus and pleasantly wide-ranging across historical periods, the Handbook is accessible to students but full of material of interest to those teaching and researching in the field." - Will Straw, McGill University "Celebrating the maturation of popular music studies and recognizing the immense changes that have recently taken place in the conditions of popular music production, The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music features contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field. Every chapter is well defined and to the point, with bibliographies that capture the history of the field. Authoritative, expertly organized and absolutely up-to-date, this collection will instantly become the backbone of teaching and research across the Anglophone world and is certain to be cited for years to come." - Barry Shank, author of 'The Political Force of Musical Beauty' (2014) The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music provides a highly comprehensive and accessible summary of the key aspects of popular music studies. The text is divided into 9 sections: Theory and Method The Business of Popular Music Popular Music History The Global and the Local The Star System Body and Identity Media Technology Digital Economies Each section has been chosen to reflect both established aspects of popular music studies as well as more recently emerging sub-fields. The handbook constitutes a timely and important contribution to popular music studies during a significant period of theoretical and empirical growth and innovation in the field. This is a benchmark work which will be essential reading for educators and students in popular music studies, musicology, cultural studies, media studies and cultural sociology.

The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries

Author: Fabian Holt,Antti-Ville Kärjä

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190693959

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 748

Popular music has come to play a significant role in the political and cultural history of the Nordic countries. Research on the region's culture has largely followed national narratives created by political and economic institutions, even as cultural life in the region--which spans a large area of northern Europe and the North Atlantic--displays more complex geographies and evolving global dynamics. As the first of its kind, The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries offers a series of exemplary studies of music in these transnational dynamics in the specific context of the region's cultures and natural environments, written by the foremost experts in the field. Chapters highlight and challenge music's place in exotic images of the North and in transnational environmentalism, tourism, racism, and media industries. The Handbook illustrates how transnational dynamics evolve and shape musical life and the institutional spheres of policy, education, and research.

Folklore and Nationalism in Europe During the Long Nineteenth Century

Author: Timothy Baycroft,David Hopkin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004211586

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 6634

Using an interdiciplinary approach, this book brings together work in the fields of history, literary studies, music, and architecture to examine the place of folklore and representations of 'the people' in the development of nations across Europe during the 19th century.

Media and Popular Music

Author: Peter Mills

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748664440

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 3816

A study of the relationships between music and contemporary media.

Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

View: 1167

This authoritative and innovative volume explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to a wide range of artistic practices and activities, past and present.

Musical Belongings

Selected Essays

Author: Richard Middleton

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Music

Page: 361

View: 9909

One of the pioneers of popular music studies, Richard Middleton has made an important contribution not only to this particular field but also to the critical and cultural theory of music more generally. Sixteen of his essays, dating from the late 1970s to the present day, have been selected for this collection, most of them previously published but some of which are new. The musical topics vary widely, from Mozart and Gershwin to rock and rap, from music hall to blues and jazz, from Elvis Presley and John Lennon to Patti Smith and Mariah Carey. But throughout, the author is concerned to locate appropriate ways of understanding 'the popular', and suggests that this task is crucial to any critical musicology worth the name. In a substantial introduction, he places his own intellectual development in the context of the development of the discipline, offering his latest thoughts on the past, present and future of critical musicology and its place in the critique of modernity. The overall theme, 'musical belongings', is revealed as a key not only to the relationship between music and the politics of possession, but also, by extension, to the investments made by musicology, critical and other, in those politics.

Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in Urban America

Status and Prospects for Politics and Activism

Author: James Jennings

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275949341

Category: Political Science

Page: 171

View: 6759

This volume of essays by scholars and activists examines recent urban rebellions and riots in terms of the political relations between Blacks, Latinos, and Asians. It describes the particular status of relations between these communities of color, factors explaining conflict and consensus, and future prospects for these groups in urban America.

Voicing the Ineffable

Musical Representations of Religious Experience

Author: Siglind Bruhn

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 9781576470893

Category: Music

Page: 316

View: 7556

The relationship between music and religion has long been a clearly delineated one. Up to the late Middle Ages, music employed for ritual expressions of faith in sacred contexts was contrasted with secular music, then mostly played in open spaces. The former was believed to aid in the communication of divine truths, while the latter was suspected of arousing sensuality and thus potentially leading away from the spiritual perspective of life. In subsequent centuries, music entered first the courtly salons, then the concert hall and the home. Such music, created for virtuoso performance or for the enjoyment in private chambers, occasionally made room for an expression of religious experiences outside the dedicated spaces of worship. This aspect is particularly intriguing in instrumental music, where allusions to extra-musical messages are at best hinted at in titles or explanatory notes, and in those cases of vocal music where it can be shown that the musical language adds significant nuances to the verbal text. On the basis of various case studies that transcend a music-analytical approach in the direction of the hermeneutic perspective, this volume explores in which ways the musical language in itself, independently of an explicitly sacred context, communicates the ineffable. The discussion focuses on the musical means and devices employed to this effect and on the question what the presence of religious messages in certain works of secular music tells us about the spirituality of an era.

Voicing the Voiceless

Contributions to Closing Gaps in Cameroon History, 1958-2009

Author: Walter Gam Nkwi

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9956616400

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 3765

"Walter Nkwi is one of the first Cameroonian historians to have made an interesting attempt to give the voiceless a voice in national historiography. And, perhaps even more importantly, in doing so he has been able to make an exceptional and excellent contribution to various current debates in African Studies, including the nations of civil society, the politics of belonging, and boundaries".-Piet konings, author, Neoliberal Bandwagonism: Civil Society and the Politics of Belonging in Anglophone Cameroon The history of the subalterns, also known as the history of the voiceless, took currency in the early 1980s in South East Asia and has been dominated by scholars from that region. Despite its popularity, the history of the voiceless has not gained the attention it deserves in Cameroon historiography. In other parts of Africa and beyond this type of history has already taken root and animated scholarly production and debate. Cameroon history has been replete with studies that focus mostly on political history and the actions and intentions of top politicians of the day, with scant regard for the historical importance of the everyday life of ordinary Cameroonians as makers and breakers. This book takes a bold step in the direction of subaltern studies in Cameroon, and makes a clarion call for the institutionalization of voicing the voiceless. Nkwi - innovative and stimulating in his blend of history and ethnography of the everyday - offers fresh insights into the contextual understandings of subaltern Cameroon between 1958 and 2009. This is a welcome contribution to closing gaps in social history, from a leader amongst a budding new generation of historians of Cameroon and Africa.

Freedom and Serfdom

An Anthology of Western Thought

Author: A. Hunold

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401036659

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

View: 1122

caused in the western camp. A further factor which operates to our disadvantage is the fact that in our democracies the role played by the mass of uprooted humanity is becoming increasingly important, and the problem of control and guidance of the masses still seems to be far from being solved. To all these burning questions an answer is given in this volume, Freedom and Serfdom, which contains a selection from the best contributions of world-renowned social economists, sociologists, philosophers and exponents of the political sciences, published for the first time in the English language. It is at this very moment that a work such as this, dedicated to the moral and intellectual struggle against communism and an analysis of our own democratic institu tions, is of particular and urgent importance. For it is imperative, surely, that we should use to the best possible advantage the relatively short time vouchsafed us by the sobering effects of the Paris con ference, before our opponents succeed once again in lulling us into a sense of complacent security. The purpose of this volume is not only to make a contribution towards the scientific clarification of some of the burning problems of the age, but also to instil a sense of urgency and vigilance, particularly in the younger generation, and to imbue them with courage and an eager readiness to fight for the ideals of the western world.

Voicing the Moment

Improvised Oral Poetry and Basque Tradition

Author: Samuel G. Armistead,Joseba Zulaika

Publisher: Basque Studies Program/322

ISBN: 9781877802560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 430

View: 4809

This volume presents contributions of leading scholars to the field of orally improvised poetry. It includes, on the one hand, essays on Hispanic and extra-Hispanic improvised poetry and, on the other, essays in which leading practitioners of bertsolaritza study their own poetic art and its techniques. Among other traditions, the Slavic gulsari (John Miles Foley), the Canarian punto cubano (Mazimiano Trapero), Mediterranean and Near Eastern improvisation (Samuel G. Armistead), Medieval Spanish written debates (John Zemke), Asturian deep song (James Fernandez), Cantabrian trovas (William A. Christian), Arabic invective (James T. Monroe), as well as the oral context of Garcia Lorca's Romance sonambulo (Wilfredo de Rafols) are examined. On the Basque tradition of the art of bertsolaritza, Antonio Zavala, Gorka Aulestia, Linda White, Kepa Fernandez, Joxe Mallea-Olaetxe, Joseba Zulaika, Joxerra Garzia, Jon Sarasua, and Andoni Egana discuss its various aspects, techniques, and theories. Israel J. Katz concludes the volume with a study of the bertso music. The result is a balanced combination of diverse perspectives that constitute a significant addition to the growing body of scholarship

Voicing the Body

A Psychological Study of Adolescent Girls' Sexual Desire

Author: Deborah L. Tolman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Teenage girls

Page: 676

View: 5758


Voicing Ourselves

Whose Words We Use When We Talk about Books

Author: Christian Knoeller

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791436578

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 5084

Using Bakhtinian theory, this study reveals how and why readers routinely refer to the words and ideas of others to interpret the meanings and implications of the books they read.

Time in a Box

An American Family History

Author: Marilyn Way Merryweather

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604942495

Category: Middle West

Page: 251

View: 7920

Journey with Marilyn Way Merryweather as she explores 150 years of her and her husband's family history in "Time in a Box." Inspired by a box of old photographs of her ancestors given to her after her mother's death, Merryweather spent years and countless hours researching the stories behind these faces. The result is this narrative, a story of growing up in America, embracing opportunities, and learning from this country's strength. Merryweather has developed a microcosm of American social history: from immigration and essential farming life, to the western frontier, through the growth of cities, the introduction of higher education throughout the land, and up to the current age of technology. About the Author Marilyn Way Merryweather received a BA from Cornell University and an MA in history from the University of Akron. She and her husband, Tom, currently reside in Akron, Ohio and Oro Valley, Arizona. They have been married for forty-eight years.

Why We Don't Talk To Each Other Anymore

The De-Voicing of Society

Author: John Locke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684855745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8774

A candid look at how e-mail, voicemail, faxes, and other forms of communication have reduced not only our need but also our ability to verbally interact suggests that humans need to relearn how to talk intimately

Singing the Classical, Voicing the Modern

The Postcolonial Politics of Music in South India

Author: Amanda J. Weidman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822336204

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 8928

DIVAn ethnographic history and critique of the emergence of South Indian carnatic music as a "classical" music in the 20th century./div

The Popular Book

A History of America's Literary Taste

Author: James David Hart

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press


Category: Books and reading

Page: 351

View: 8923