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Taking popular music seriously : selected essays

Author: Simon Frith
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Series: Ashgate contemporary thinkers on critical musicology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The selected essays include: 'Youth and Music', 'Afterthoughts', 'Playing with Real Feeling - Making Sense of Jazz in Britain', 'The Discourse of World Music', 'Pop Music', 'Why Do Songs Have Words', 'Adam Smith and Music' and 'Music and Identity'.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Frith
ISBN: 9781351547185 1351547186 9781315087467 1315087464
OCLC Number: 994205671
Notes: Originally published 2007 by Ashgate Publishing.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Youth and music --
The magic that can set you free: the ideology of folk and the myth of the rock community --
Rock and sexuality (with Angela McRobbie) --
Afterthoughts --
Formalism, realism and leisure: the case of the punk --
Art vs. technology: the strange case of popular music --
The industrialisation of popular music --
Playing with real feeling: making sense of jazz in Britain --
The suburban sensibility in British rock and pop --
The discourse of world music --
Pop music --
Look! hear! the uneasy relationship of music and television --
Music and everyday life --
Why do songs have words? --
Hearing secret harmonies --
Towards an aesthetic of popular music --
Adam Smith and music --
Music and identity --
What is bad music?
Series Title: Ashgate contemporary thinkers on critical musicology.
Responsibility: Simon Frith.

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As a sociologist Simon Frith takes the starting point that music is the result of the play of social forces, whether as an idea, an experience or an activity. This book addresses these forces,  Read more...

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