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Ecomusicology : rock, folk, and the environment

Author: Mark Pedelty
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Can musicians really make the world more sustainable? Anthropologist Mark Pedelty, joined an eco-oriented band, the Hypoxic Punks, to find out. In his timely and exciting book, Ecomusicology, Pedelty explores the political ecology of rock, from local bands to global superstars. He examines the climate change controversies of U2's 360 Degrees stadium tour - deemed excessive by some - and the struggles of local folk
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Pedelty
ISBN: 9781439907115 1439907110 9781439907122 1439907129 9781439907139 1439907137
OCLC Number: 759173937
Description: xi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pop goes the planet : global music and the environmental crisis --
The musical nation : popular music and the American soundscape --
Regional geography in song : music makes place --
Local music : a tonic for the troops?
Other Titles: Rock, folk, and the environment
Responsibility: Mark Pedelty.

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"In this elegantly argued book, Pedelty...probes deeply the relationship between music, especially rock and folk, and the environment... [T]he great value of Pedelty's book is that... [t]rue to his Read more...

 
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