Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Category
          Publication Country
            Latest Additions
            Language
              Price
              -

              Books by Barbara Lebrun

              Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

              Total 5 jump to: go
              Protest Music in France: Production, Identity and Audiences

              Protest Music in France: Production, Identity and Audiences (Hardback, New edition)

              By Lebrun, Barbara; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Hawkins, Professor Stan; Burns, Professor Lori

              • RRP: $294.00
              • $294.00
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Traces the evolution of 'protest' music in France since 1981, exploring the contradictions that emerge when artists who take their musical production and political commitment 'seriously', cross over to the mainstream, becoming profitable and consensual.

              ISBN 9780754664727
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2009
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
              View details for this title
              Death and the Rock Star
               

              Death and the Rock Star (Hardback, New edition)

              By Strong, Catherine; Lebrun, Barbara; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Stan

              • RRP: $200.00
              • $200.00
              • To Order

              The untimely deaths of Amy Winehouse (2011) and Whitney Houston (2012), and the 'resurrection' of Tupac Shakur for a performance at the Coachella music festival in April 2012, have focused the media spotlight on the relationship between popular music, fame and death. If the phras...e 'sex, drugs and rock'n'roll' ever qualified a lifestyle, it has left many casualties in its wake, and with the ranks of dead musicians growing over time, so the types of death involved and the reactions to them have diversified. Conversely, as many artists who fronted the rock'n'roll revolution of the 1950s and 1960s continue to age, the idea of dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse (which gave rise, for instance, to the myth of the '27 Club') no longer carries the same resonance that it once might have done. This edited collection explores the reception of dead rock stars, 'rock' being taken in the widest sense as the artists discussed belong to the genres of rock'n'roll (Elvis Presley), disco (Donna Summer), pop and pop-rock (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse), punk and post-punk (GG Allin, Ian Curtis), rap (Tupac Shakur), folk (the Dutchman Andre Hazes) and 'world' music (Fela Kuti). When music artists die, their fellow musicians, producers, fans and the media react differently, and this book brings together their intertwining modalities of reception. The commercial impact of death on record sales, copyrights, and print media is considered, and the different justifications by living artists for being involved with the dead, through covers, sampling and tributes. The cultural representation of dead singers is investigated through obituaries, biographies and biopics, observing that posthumous fame provides coping mechanisms for fans, and consumers of popular culture more generally, to deal with the knowledge of their own mortality. Examining the contrasting ways in which male and female dead singers are portrayed in the media, the book discusses the gendering of death a
              Read more

              ISBN 9781472430915
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
              Availability
              Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 4-6 weeks
              View details for this title
              Protest Music in France: Production, Identity and Audiences

              Protest Music in France: Production, Identity and Audiences (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lebrun, Barbara

              • RRP: $104.00
              • $104.00
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Barbara Lebrun traces the evolution of 'protest' music in France since 1981, exploring the contradictions that emerge when artists who take their musical production and political commitment 'seriously', cross over to the mainstream, becoming profitable and consensual. Contestatio...n is understood as a discourse shaped by the assumptions and practices of artists, producers, the media and audiences, for whom it makes sense to reject politically reactionary ideas and the dominant taste for commercial pop. Placing music in its economic, historical and ideological context, however, reveals the fragility and instability of these oppositions. The book firstly concentrates on music production in France, the relationships between independent labels, major companies and the state's cultural policies. This section provides the material background for understanding the development of rock alternatif, France's self-styled 'subversive' genre of the 1980s, and explains the specificity of a 'protest' music culture in late-twentieth-century France, in relation to the genre's tradition in the West. The second part looks at representations of a 'protest' identity in relation to discourses of national identity, focusing on two 1990s sub-genres. The first, chanson neo-realiste, contests modernity through the use of acoustic instruments, but its nostalgic 'protest' raises questions about the artists' real engagement with the present. The second, rock metis, borrows from North African and Latino rhythms and challenges the 'neutral' Frenchness of the Republic, while advocating multiculturalism in problematic ways. A discussion of Manu Chao's career, a French artist who has achieved success abroad, also allows an exploration of the relationship between transnationalism and anti-globalization politics. Finally, the book examines the audiences of French 'protest' music and considers festivals as places of 'non-mainstream' identity negotiation. Based on first-hand interviews, this section highli
              Read more

              ISBN 9781138265769
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
              View details for this title
              Death and the Rock Star

              Death and the Rock Star (Paperback)

              By Strong, Catherine; Lebrun, Barbara

              • RRP: $86.99
              • $86.99
              • Delayed Release

              The untimely deaths of Amy Winehouse (2011) and Whitney Houston (2012), and the 'resurrection' of Tupac Shakur for a performance at the Coachella music festival in April 2012, have focused the media spotlight on the relationship between popular music, fame and death. If the phras...e 'sex, drugs and rock'n'roll' ever qualified a lifestyle, it has left many casualties in its wake, and with the ranks of dead musicians growing over time, so the types of death involved and the reactions to them have diversified. Conversely, as many artists who fronted the rock'n'roll revolution of the 1950s and 1960s continue to age, the idea of dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse (which gave rise, for instance, to the myth of the '27 Club') no longer carries the same resonance that it once might have done. This edited collection explores the reception of dead rock stars, 'rock' being taken in the widest sense as the artists discussed belong to the genres of rock'n'roll (Elvis Presley), disco (Donna Summer), pop and pop-rock (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse), punk and post-punk (GG Allin, Ian Curtis), rap (Tupac Shakur), folk (the Dutchman Andre Hazes) and 'world' music (Fela Kuti). When music artists die, their fellow musicians, producers, fans and the media react differently, and this book brings together their intertwining modalities of reception. The commercial impact of death on record sales, copyrights, and print media is considered, and the different justifications by living artists for being involved with the dead, through covers, sampling and tributes. The cultural representation of dead singers is investigated through obituaries, biographies and biopics, observing that posthumous fame provides coping mechanisms for fans, and consumers of popular culture more generally, to deal with the knowledge of their own mortality. Examining the contrasting ways in which male and female dead singers are portrayed in the media, the book
              Read more

              ISBN 9780367598068
              Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
              View details for this title
              Une et divisible ? : Plural Identities in Modern France
               

              Une et divisible ? : Plural Identities in Modern France (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Lebrun, Barbara; Lovecy, Jill

              • RRP: $162.99
              • $162.99
              • Backorder UK

              This book offers a selection of the papers presented at the thirtieth annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF), held at the University of Manchester on 5 and 6 September 2008 ... --Introd.

              ISBN 9783034301237
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2010
              Publisher Peter Lang
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern French Identities
              Availability
              Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
              View details for this title
              Total 5 jump to: go