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SAGE Handbook of Popular Music

by Andy Bennett and Steve Waksman SAGE Publications Ltd
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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 10 sections:      




global and local     



digital rights management     


star system     

corporations and independent.  


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.

Introduction - Andy Bennett and Steve Waksman
SECTION 1: Theory and Method - Introduction by Andy Bennett
The Many Worlds of Popular Music: Ethnomusicological - Kevin Dawe
Notes on Sociological Theory and Popular Music Studies - Motti Regev
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards: Mixing Pop, Politics - Gilbert B. Rodman
(Re)Generations of Popular Musicology - Serge Lacasse
Archival Research and the Expansion of Popular Music - Christine Feldman-Barratt
SECTION 2: The Business of Popular Music - Introduction by Steve Waksman
Power, Production and the Pop Process - Reebee Garofalo
Intermediaries and Intermediation - Devon Powers
Popular Musical Labor in North America - Matt Stahl
Music in Advertising in the U.S.: History and Issues - Timothy D. Taylor
SECTION 3: Popular Music History - Introduction by Steve Waksman
Grinding out Hits at the Song Factory - Keir Keightley
Popular Music Genres: Aesthetics, Commerce and Identity - David Brackett
Live Music History - Matt Brennan
SECTION 4: The Global and the Local - Introduction by Andy Bennett
Observations on African, African-American, Middle Eastern - Tony Mitchell
Electronic Dance Music Cultures, Ritualization and the Case - Graham St. John
"Everything Louder than Everyone Else': The Origins and Persistence of Heavy Metal and Its Global Cultural Impact - Andy Brown
Punk Rock Globalization - Ross Haenfler
SECTION 5: The Star System - Introduction by Steve Waksman
Rock Stars as Icons - David Shumway
Everybody's in Show Biz: Performing Star Identity in Popular Music - Philip Auslander
Midnight Ramblers and Material Girls: Gender and Stardom in Rock and Pop - Jacqueline Warwick
Dark Cosmos: Making Race, Shaping Stardom - C. Riley Snorton
SECTION 6: Body and Identity - Introduction by Andy Bennett
Blurred lines, gender and Popular Music - Sheila Whiteley
Popular Music, Race and Identity - Jon Stratton
Dancing the Popular: The Expressive Interface of Bodies, Sound and Motion - Sherril Dodds
Shaping the Past of Popular music: Memory, Forgetting and Documenting - Catherine Strong
SECTION 7: Media - Introduction by Andy Bennett
In Print and On Screen: The Changing Character of Popular Music Journalism - Simon Warner
Sight and Sound in Concert? The Interrelationship Between Music and Television - Tim Wall and Paul Long
Viewing with Your Ears, Listening With Your Eyes: Synching Popular Music and Cinema - Scott Henderson
Beyond Napster: Popular Music and the 'Normal' Internet - Nick Prior
SECTION 8: Technology - Introduction by Steve Waksman
Phonography and the 'Recording' in Popular Music - Patrick Feaster
Ghosts of Electricity: Amplification - Peter Doyle
Ubiquitous Musics: Technology, Listening, and Subjectivity - Anahid Kassabian
SECTION 9: Digital Economies - Introduction by Steve Waksman
Modes of Production: The Value of Modal Analysis for Popular Music Studies - Tim Anderson
Music, Copies and Essences - Joanna Demers
Authorship, Ownership, and Musical Appropriation - Kembrew McLeod
Music Cartels and the Dematerialization of Power - Aram Sinnreich

The editors have enlisted a diverse cadre of contributors in terms of gender, profession, or stage in their academic careers, making for a refreshing reading experience when approaching the work straight through. Highly recommended. 
Andy Bennett - Griffith University, Australia

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology and Director of the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Prior to his appointment at Griffith, he held posts at Brock University (Canada) and the Universities of Surrey, Kent, Glasgow, and Durham (UK) and spent two years in Germany working as a music teacher with the Frankfurt Rockmobil project.

Andy is author and editor of numerous books including, Music, Style and Aging, Culture and Everyday Life, Popular Music and Youth Culture, After Subculture and Music Scenes (with Richard A. Peterson), and has published articles in various peer-reviewed journals, including The British Journal of Sociology, Sociology, Sociological Review, Media Culture and Society, Journal of Youth Studies, Popular Music, and Poetics. Andy is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) (and a former Chair of the UK and Ireland IASPM branch). As a member of the British Sociological Association (BSA) (1994 – 2006) he was co-founder of the BSA Youth Study Group. He is a Faculty Associate of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University and an Associate of PopuLUs, the Centre for the Study of the World’s Popular Music at Leeds University.

Andy was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sociology (the official TASA journal) between 2009 and 2012. He is currently a member of the Editorial Boards for the journals Cultural Sociology, Journal of Youth Studies, Continuum, Sociology Compass, Perfect Beat and Canadian Journal of Popular Culture.