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Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music

Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music (Paperback)

By Weston, Donna
By Bennett, Andy

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With essays ranging widely across the US, UK, continental Europe, Australia and Asia, Pop Pagans examines the histories, genres, performances, and communities of pagan popular music.

ISBN 9781844656479
Barcode 9781844656479
Published 31 May 2013 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Series Studies in Contemporary and Historical Paganism
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ISBN-13 9781844656479
ISBN-10 1844656470
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Acumen Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 31 May 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Weston, Donna
By Bennett, Andy
Series Studies in Contemporary and Historical Paganism
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Rock & Pop Music
Alternative Belief Systems
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Paganism, Popular music - Religious aspects
NBS Text Alternative Belief Systems
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 299.1
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Paganism is back and it's loud. Widely regarded as 'rationalized' out of the West, paganism is rapidly becoming a religious, creative, and political force internationally. It has found its most public expression in popular music, where it now influences singers and musicians across rock, folk, techno, goth, metal, Celtic, world, and pop music. With essays ranging widely across the US, UK, continental Europe, Australia and Asia, Pop Pagans examines the histories, genres, performances, and communities of pagan popular music. Pagan music has a history, one often connected with specific sites or places. Over time, it became associated with the counter culture, satanic and gothic culture, rave and festival culture, ecological consciousness and spirituality, and new ageism. Paganism has used music to become a powerful and transgressive force in everyday life. Pop Pagans examines the many artists and movements which have contributed to this growing phenomenon.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This varied collection of essays traces the intertwining of modern Paganisms with popular music through a wide variety of genres. An important contribution to our understanding of emergent Pagan cultures, and a very exciting book. - Sabina Magliocco, California State University 'Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music' is a crucial contribution to the study of spirituality and music. The wide-ranging coverage and theoretical perspectives presented here provide an essential baseline for approaching this dynamic intersection of expressive forms. - Holly Everett, Memorial University, Canada

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Author's Bio

Donna Weston is Head of Popular Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Australia. Andy Bennett is Professor in Cultural Sociology in the Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University, Australia.

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