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Performing rites : Evaluating popular music

Author: Simon Frith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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This volume asks what we talk about when we talk about music. Instead of dismissing emotional response and personal taste as inaccessible to the academic critic, it takes these forms of engagement  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Frith
ISBN: 0192880608 9780192880604
OCLC Number: 40935235
Description: viii, 352 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; PART I MUSIC TALK: 1 THE VALUE PROBLEM IN CULTURAL STUDIES; 2 THE SOCIOLOGICAL RESPONSE; 3 COMMON SENSE AND THE LANGUAGE OF CRITICISM; 4 GENRE RULES; PART II ON MUSIC ITSELF: 5 WHERE DO SOUNDS COME FROM?; 6 RHYTHM: RACE, SEX, AND THE BODY; 7 RHYTHM: TIME, SEX, AND THE MIND; 8 SONGS AS TEXTS; 9 THE VOICE; 10 PERFORMANCE; 11 TECHNOLOGY AND AUTHORITY; PART III WHY MUSIC MATTERS: 12 THE MEANING OF MUSIC; 13 TOWARD A POPULAR AESTHETIC; NOTES; INDEX.
Responsibility: Simon Frith.
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Frith understands precisely what pop music is actually for, and thus has a right to write about it that few others share. Pete Townshend This is a good, and arguably a great book. Colin McCabe, New Read more...

 
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