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              Books in the Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series series

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              Other Voices: Hidden Histories of Liverpool's Popular Music Scenes, 1930s-1970s
               

              Other Voices: Hidden Histories of Liverpool's Popular Music Scenes, 1930s-1970s (Hardback, New edition)

              By Brocken, Michael; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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              At times it appears that a whole industry exists to perpetuate the myth of origin of the Beatles. This book tells the history of the disparate and now partially hidden musical strands that contributed to Liverpool's musical countenance. It is also a critique of Beatles-related in...stitutionalized popular music mythology.
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              ISBN 9780754667933
              Released NZ 28 Dec 2009
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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              Black Sabbath and the Rise of Heavy Metal Music
               

              Black Sabbath and the Rise of Heavy Metal Music (Hardback, New edition)

              By Cope, Andrew L.; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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              Presents an evaluation of the rules that define heavy metal as a musical genre. This book investigates why, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, Birmingham provided the ideal location for the early development of heavy metal and hard rock. It considers how the influence of the ...London and Liverpool music scenes merged with the cultural climate.
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              ISBN 9780754668817
              Released NZ 17 Mar 2010
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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              British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977: The Story of Music Hall in Rock
               

              British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977: The Story of Music Hall in Rock (Hardback, New edition)

              By Faulk, Barry J.; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Hawkins, Professor Stan; Burns, Professor Lori

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              Explains how the definitive British rock performers of this epoch aimed, not at the youthful rebellion for which they are legendary, but at a highly self-conscious project of commenting on the business in which they were engaged. This work focuses on the mid to late 1960s.

              ISBN 9781409411901
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2010
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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              'Rock On': Women, Ageing and Popular Music
               

              'Rock On': Women, Ageing and Popular Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gardner, Abigail; Edited by Jennings, Ros

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              For female pop stars, whose star bodies and star performances are undisputedly the objects of a sexualized external gaze, the process of ageing in public poses particular challenges. Taking a broadly feminist perspective, 'Rock On': women, ageing and popular music shifts popular ...music studies in a new direction. Focussing on British, American and Latina women performers and ageing, the collection investigates the cultural work performed by artists such as Shirley Bassey, Petula Clark, Madonna, Celia Cruz, Grace Jones and Courtney Love. The study crosses generations of performers and audiences enabling an examination of changing socio-historical contexts and an exploration of the relationships at play between performance strategies, star persona and the popular music press. For instance, the strategies employed by Madonna and Grace Jones to engage with the processes and issues related to public ageing are not the same as those employed by Courtney Love or Celia Cruz. The essays in this insightful collection reflect on the ways that artists and fans destabilise both the linear trajectories and the compelling weight of expectations regarding ageing by employing different modalities of resistance through persona re-invention, nostalgia, postmodern intertextuality and even early death as the ultimate denial of age.
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              ISBN 9781138261419
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Men, Masculinity and the Beatles
               

              Men, Masculinity and the Beatles (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By King, Martin

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              Drawing on methodologies and approaches from media and cultural studies, sociology, social history and the study of popular music, this book outlines the development of the study of men and masculinities, and explores the role of cultural texts in bringing about social change. It... is against this backdrop that The Beatles, as a cultural phenomenon, are set, and their four live action films, spanning the years 1964-1970, are examined as texts through which to read changing representations of men and masculinity in 'the Sixties'. Dr Martin King considers ideas about a male revolt predating second-wave feminism, The Beatles as inheritors of the possibilities of the 1950s and The Beatles' emergence as men of ideas: a global cultural phenomenon that transgressed boundaries and changed expectations about the role of popular artists in society. King further explores the chosen Beatle texts to examine discourses of masculinity at work within them. What emerges is the discovery of discourses around resistance, non-conformity, feminized appearance, pre-metrosexuality, the male star as object of desire, and the emergence of The Beatles themselves as a text that reflected the radical diversity of a period of rapid social change. King draws valuable conclusions about the legacy of these discourses and their impact in subsequent decades.
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              ISBN 9781138252301
              Released NZ 26 Oct 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Elvis Costello and Thatcherism: A Psycho-Social Exploration
               

              Elvis Costello and Thatcherism: A Psycho-Social Exploration (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pilgrim, David; Ormrod, Richard

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              The emergence of Thatcherism around 1980, which ushered in a period of neo-liberalism in British politics that still resonates today, led musicians, like other artists, to respond to their context of production. This book uses the early work of one of these musicians, Elvis Coste...llo, to explore the relationship between popular music and politics in one historical period. It is not a biography but an exploration of the interaction between a creative musician's works and their context of constraint and opportunity. Pilgrim and Ormrod unpack the political meaning of Thatcherism and deal with matters arising in that political context about Costello's life but which had resonance for many others at the time (and still do). These topics include the politics of race, class, gender and ageing, emphasising the recurring theme of nostalgia in modern and post-modern life. Throughout the book examples are provided of Costello's songs and how they work musically to illustrate or stimulate the contextual discussion. The book will be of significant interest to musicologists, sociologists and social psychologists.
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              ISBN 9781138267077
              Released NZ 23 Nov 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Popular Music and Human Rights: Volume II: World Music
               

              Popular Music and Human Rights: Volume II: World Music (Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Peddie, Ian; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Hawkins, Professor Stan; Burns, Professor Lori

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              Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination, and the right to self-legislation have long been at the forefront of popular music's a...pproach to human rights. In Eastern Europe, where states often tried to control music, the hundreds of thousands of Estonians who gathered in Tallinn between 1987 and 1991 are a part of the singing revolutions that encouraged a sense of national consciousness, which had years earlier been crushed when Soviet policy declared Baltic folk music dead and ordered its replacement with mass song. Examples of this nature, where music has the power to enlighten, to mobilize, and perhaps even to change, suggest that popular music's response to issues of human rights has and will continue to be profound and sustained. This is the second volume published by Ashgate on popular music and human rights (the first volume covered British and American music). Contributors to this significant volume cover topics such as Movimento 77, Nepal's heavy metal scene, music and memory in Mozambique and Swaziland, hybrid metal in the muslim world, folksong in Latvia, popular music in the former Yugoslavia, indigenous human rights in Australia, Victor Jara, protest and gender in Ireland, rock and roll in China, and the anti-rock campaigns and the Orange Revolution in Ukraine.
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              ISBN 9781409464051
              Released NZ 21 Nov 2012
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              'Speak to Me': The Legacy of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon
               

              'Speak to Me': The Legacy of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Reising, Russell; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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              This collection of essays provides indispensable studies of the monumental 1973 album from a variety of musical, cultural, literary and social perspectives. The development and change of the songs is considered closely, from the earliest recordings through live filmed performance... at London's Earls Court in 1994.
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              ISBN 9780754640196
              Released NZ 12 Jan 2006
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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              How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdom
               

              How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdom (Hardback, New edition)

              By Schwartz, Roberta Freund; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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              Explores how, and why, the blues became a central component of English popular music in the 1960s. This work analyses the transmission of blues records to England, from the first recordings to hit English shores to the end of the sixties. It also maps the influences on British bl...ues and blues-rock performers.
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              ISBN 9780754655800
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2007
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Rock Canon: Canonical Values in the Reception of Rock Albums
               

              The Rock Canon: Canonical Values in the Reception of Rock Albums (Hardback, New edition)

              By Jones, Carys Wyn; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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              Explores the symptomatic reflections of canonical values, terms and mechanisms from the canons of literature and classical music in the reception of rock music. This book examines the concept of the canon as theorized by scholars in the fields of literary criticism and musicology....
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              ISBN 9780754662440
              Released NZ 19 Sep 2008
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