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              The British Pop Dandy: Masculinity, Popular Music and Culture
               

              The British Pop Dandy: Masculinity, Popular Music and Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hawkins, Stan

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              Who are pop dandies? Why are stars like David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker, Pete Doherty and Robbie Williams so dandified? Taking up a wide range of British pop stars, Hawkins seeks to find out why so many have cast themselves in roles that often take style to absurd extremes. In this st...udy, male pop artists are mapped against a cultural and historical background through a genealogy of personalities, such as Oscar Wilde, W.H. Auden, Andy Warhol, NoA-l Coward, Derek Jarmen, David Beckham and countless others. A critical analysis of issues and approaches to musical performance through masculinity becomes the focal point of this fascinating study. Ranging from the sixties to beyond the twentieth century, The British Pop Dandy considers the construction of the male pop icon through the spectacle of videos, live concerts and films. Why do we derive pleasure from the performing body, and how is entertainment linked to categories of gender and sexuality? The author insists that pop performances can be understood through human characteristics that relate to the particulars of dandyism, camp and glamour, and this he theorizes through the work of Charles Baudelaire. One of the political objectives of the dandy is to liberate himself through a denial of the structures that assume fixed identity. Not least, it is acts of queering in pop music that characterize entire generations of male artists in the UK. Setting out to discover what distinguishes the British pop dandy, Hawkins considers the role of music and performance in the articulation of hyperbolic display. It is argued that the recorded voice is a construction that idealizes self-representation, and absorbs the listener's attention. Particularly, camp address in singing practice is taken up in conjunction with a discussion of intimacy, which forms part of the strategy of the performer. In a range of songs and videos selected for music analysis, Hawkins points to the uniqueness of the voice as it expresses a transgressive quality
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              ISBN 9781138259614
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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              'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop Music
               

              'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hill, Sarah

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              In the 1960s, Welsh-language popular music emerged as a vehicle for mobilizing a geographically dispersed community into political action. As the decades progressed, Welsh popular music developed beyond its acoustic folk roots, adopting the various styles of contemporary popular ...music, and ultimately gaining the cultural self-confidence to compete in the Anglo-American mainstream market. The resulting tensions, between Welsh and English, amateur and professional, rural and urban, the local and the international, necessitate the understanding of Welsh pop as part of a much larger cultural process. Not merely a 'Celtic' issue, the cultural struggles faced by Welsh speakers in a predominantly Anglophone environment are similar to those faced by innumerable other minority communities enduring political, social or linguistic domination. The aim of 'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop Music is to explore the popular music which accompanied those struggles, to connect Wales to the larger Anglo-American popular culture, and to consider the shift in power from the dominant to the minority, the centre to the periphery. By surveying the development of Welsh-language popular music from 1945-2000, 'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop examines those moments of crisis in Welsh cultural life which signalled a burgeoning sense of national identity, which challenged paradigms of linguistic belonging, and out of which emerged new expressions of Welshness.
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              ISBN 9781138273337
              Released NZ 26 Oct 2016
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Remembering Woodstock

              Remembering Woodstock (Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Bennett, Andy; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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              The Woodstock festival of 1969, which featured such groups and artists as the Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, is remembered as much for its 'bringing together' of the counter-cultural generation as for the music performed.

              ISBN 9780754607144
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2006
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              Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums
               

              Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums (Hardback, New edition)

              Edited by Plasketes, George; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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              Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums brings together the stories of 23 debut albums over a nearly fifty year span, ranging from Buddy Holly and the Chirping Crickets in 1957 to The Go! Team in 2005. In addition to biographical background and a wealth of his...torical information about the genesis of each album.
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              ISBN 9781409441762
              Released NZ 14 Jun 2013
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              Step Dancing in Ireland: Culture and History
               

              Step Dancing in Ireland: Culture and History (Hardback, New edition)

              By Foley, Catherine E.; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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              This book provides a rich historical and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers, and Irish cultural institutions. Catherine Foley tells the story of step dance from its roots in eighteenth-century Ireland to its modern globalized appeal. Foley applies a regional focus... to her examination of step dace.
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              ISBN 9781409448921
              Released NZ 13 Sep 2013
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              Invisible Now: Bob Dylan in the 1960s
               

              Invisible Now: Bob Dylan in the 1960s (Hardback, New edition)

              By Hughes, John; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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              Invisible Now describes Bob Dylan's transformative inspiration as artist and cultural figure in the 1960s. John Hughes combines close discussions of Dylan's mercurial art with related discussions of his humour, voice, photographs, and self-presentation, as well as with the singul...arities of particular performances.
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              ISBN 9781409430025
              Released NZ 4 Jul 2013
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              Men, Masculinity and the Beatles
               

              Men, Masculinity and the Beatles (Hardback, New edition)

              By King, Martin; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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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.
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              ISBN 9781409422433
              Released NZ 9 Jan 2013
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              Countercultures and Popular Music
               

              Countercultures and Popular Music (Paperback)

              By Whiteley, Sheila; Sklower, Jedediah

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              'Counterculture' emerged as a term in the late 1960s and has been re-deployed in more recent decades in relation to other forms of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This volume provides an essential new academic scrutiny of the concept of 'counterculture' and a critical exa...mination of the period and its heritage. Recent developments in sociological theory complicate and problematise theories developed in the 1960s, with digital technology, for example, providing an impetus for new understandings of counterculture. Music played a significant part in the way that the counterculture authored space in relation to articulations of community by providing a shared sense of collective identity. Not least, the heady mixture of genres provided a socio-cultural-political backdrop for distinctive musical practices and innovations which, in relation to counterculture ideology, provided a rich experiential setting in which different groups defined their relationship both to the local and international dimensions of the movement, so providing a sense of locality, community and collective identity.
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              ISBN 9781138249943
              Released NZ 9 Sep 2016
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              Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music

              Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Leibetseder, Doris

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              Revised translation of Queere Tracks. Subversive Strategien in Rock- und Popmusik.

              ISBN 9781138261655
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
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              Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice: Cinema Soundtracks in the 1980s and 1990s
               

              Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice: Cinema Soundtracks in the 1980s and 1990s (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Davison, Annette

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              Relatively little has been written about film scores and soundtracks outside of Hollywood cinema. Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice addresses this gap by looking at the practices of film soundtrack composition for non-Hollywood films made after 1980. Annette Davison argues... that since the mid-1970s the model of the classical Hollywood score has functioned as a form of dominant ideology in relation to which alternative scoring and soundtrack practices may assert themselves. The first part of the book explores some of the key theoretical issues and debates in film studies and film music studies. The second part comprises a series of case studies of non-Hollywood scores. Starting with Jean Luc Godard's Prenom: Carmen (1983), Davison argues that the film's score offers a deconstruction of the relationship between sound and image proposed by classical Hollywood film. Derek Jarman's The Garden (1990) takes the debate a step further in its exploration of the possibility that a film's soundtrack may be liberated from slavery to the image track. Wings of Desire (1987) directed by Wim Wenders offers, Davison believes, a negotiation between classical and alternative scoring and soundtrack practices; while David Lynch's Wild at Heart (1990) actually fully integrates scoring and soundtrack practices so that sounds and dialogue are used in musical ways. Seeking to stimulate debate about the aesthetics and interpretation of film scores and soundtracks in general, this book develops an important synthesis of film studies and musicology.
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              ISBN 9781138272941
              Released NZ 16 May 2017
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