The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology

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Derek B. Scott
Routledge, 23. märts 2016 - 576 pages
The research presented in this volume is very recent, and the general approach is that of rethinking popular musicology: its purpose, its aims, and its methods. Contributors to the volume were asked to write something original and, at the same time, to provide an instructive example of a particular way of working and thinking. The essays have been written with a view to helping graduate students with research methodology and the application of relevant theoretical models. The team of contributors is an exceptionally strong one: it contains many of the pre-eminent academic figures involved in popular musicological research, and there is a spread of European, American, Asian, and Australasian scholars. The volume covers seven main themes: Film, Video and Multimedia; Technology and Studio Production; Gender and Sexuality; Identity and Ethnicity; Performance and Gesture; Reception and Scenes and The Music Industry and Globalization. The Ashgate Research Companion is designed to offer scholars and graduate students a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in a particular area. The companion's editor brings together a team of respected and experienced experts to write chapters on the key issues in their speciality, providing a comprehensive reference to the field.

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List of Figures and Tables
Performance and Gesture
Trevor Joness Score for In the Name of the Father
The Present and
Reinventing Question Time
Televised Live Performance Looping Technology and
Hifi Culture
The Physical Performance of Popular
Vocal Performance and the Projection of Emotional
Chelsea Rodgers was a Model Vocality in Prince of
Singing Style and White Masculinity
A Comparison between
The Evolution of a British Popular
Studying Reception and Scenes
So What?

Approaches to Analysing Recordings of Popular Music
Sound Technology and Music
Genre Subjectivity and Backup Singing in Rock Music
Who Are You? Research Strategies of the Unruly
Jason Lee Oakes
Unravelling the Mainstream and
The Layering of Multiple Identities
The Music Industry and Globalization
The Transnational Music Industry
top five European markets in million units
Global Economy Local Meanings

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Derek B. Scott is Professor of Critical Musicology and Head of the School of Music at the University of Leeds, UK.

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