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Author Frith, Simon, 1946-

Title On record : rock, pop and the written word / Simon Frith and Andrew Goodwin, editors
Edition 1
Published London : Routledge, [1990]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  782.42164 Fri/Orr  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 492 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Listening to popular music / David Riesman -- The dialogue of courtship in popular song / Donald Horton -- The young audience / Stuart Hall and Paddy Whannel -- The golden age / Paul Willis -- Style as homology and signifying practice / Dick Hebdige -- Settling accounts with subcultures : a feminist critique / Angela McRobbie -- Defending ski-jumpers : a critique of theories of youth subcultures / Gary Clarke -- Characterizing rock music culture : the case of heavy metal / Will Straw -- Is there rock after punk? / Lawrence Grossberg -- Processing fads and fashions : an organization-set analysis of cultural industry systems / Paul M. Hirsch -- Cycles in symbol production : the case of popular music / Richard A. Peterson and David G. Berger -- Patterns of change / Roger Wallis and Krister Malm --
Rock and sexuality / Simon Frith and Angela McRobbie -- Sexing Elvis / Sue Wise -- Teenage dreams / Sheryl Garratt -- In defense of disco / Richard Dyer -- Afterthoughts / Simon Frith -- Rock music, the star system, and the rise of consumerism / David Buxton -- Rocket to Russia / Tom Carson -- In praise of Kate Bush / Holly Kruse -- New pop and its aftermath / Simon Reynolds -- Corrupting the absolute / Greil Marcus -- Starlust / Fred Vermorel and Judy Vermorel
The production of success : an antimusicology of the pop song / Antoine Hennion -- From craft to art : the case of sound mixers and popular music / Edward R. Kealy -- The realities of practice / H. Stith Bennett -- How women become musicians / Mavis Bayton -- Sample and hold : pop music in the digital age of reproduction / Andrew Goodwin -- Start making sense! : musicology wrestles with rock / Susan McClary and Robert Walser -- The grain of the voice / Roland Barthes -- On popular music / Theodor W. Adorno -- Second thoughts on a rock aesthetic : the band / Andrew Chester -- Jingle : Pepsi-Cola hits the spot / Mark W. Booth -- Listen to me / Dave Laing -- Do-talk and don't-talk : the division of the subject in girl-group music / Barbara Bradby --
Summary Did you know that Jean-Paul Sartre once wrote an essay on the Top 40? The serious study of popular music has a history as deep and diverse as the music itself, from the ponderings of philosophers to the passionate prose of critics in mimeographed magazines. Simon Frith and Andrew Goodwin, both writers and teachers of popular music, have compiled the first comprehensive survey of critical approaches to pop music. Usefully divided by general theoretical category, On Record serves as a guide to the growing sophistication and shifting emphases in the field. There are classic sociological analyses of 'deviance' and rebellion; studies of technology; subcultural and feminist readings, semiotic and musicological essays, and close readings of stars, bands, and the fans themselves. Each section opens with a clear and concise introduction that places the essays in their proper context and explains the editors' choices
Analysis Pop music
Notes Pop music (BNB/PRECIS)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available electronically
Description based on print version record
Subject Music -- Social aspects.
Popular music -- History and criticism.
Popular music.
Rock music -- History and criticism.
Author Frith, Simon, 1946-
Goodwin, Andrew, 1956-2013.
Ebook Library.
LC no. 00000732
ISBN 0415053056 (cased)
0415053064 (paperback)