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Pop cult : religion and popular music

Author: Rupert Till
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Pop Cult' investigates the ways in which popular music and its surrounding culture have become a primary site for the location of meaning, belief and identity. It provides an introduction to the history of the interactions of vernacular music and religion, and the role of music in religious culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert Till
OCLC Number: 1037533558
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 215 pages (online resource))
Contents: Lost in music : pop cults and new religious movements --
Let's talk about sex : sex cults of popular music --
I want to take you higher : drug cults of popular music --
We could be heroes : personality cults of the sacred popular --
In my beautiful neighbourhood : local cults of popular music --
Even better than the real thing : virtual cults of popular music --
Hope I die before I get old : death cults of popular music --
God is a DJ : possession trance cults of electronic dance music --
Do you believe in rock and roll? Musical cults of the sacred popular.
Responsibility: Rupert Till.

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'Pop Cult' investigates the ways in which popular music and its surrounding culture have become a primary site for the location of meaning, belief and identity. It provides an introduction to the history of the interactions of vernacular music and religion, and the role of music in religious culture.

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