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Author Gilbert, Jeremy, 1971-

Title Discographies : dance music, culture, and the politics of sound / Jeremy Gilbert and Ewan Pearson
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 195 pages)
Contents The tribal rites of Saturday night : discos and intellectuals -- Music, meaning and pleasure : from Plato to disco -- The metaphysics of music -- Take your partner by the hand : dance music, gender and sexuality -- Metal machines : technology, subjectivity and reception -- No music, no dancing : capitalist modernity and the legacy of Puritanism -- The politics of popular culture
Summary Experiencing disco, hip hop, house, techno, drum 'n' bass and garage, Discographies plots a course through the transatlantic dance scene of the last last twenty-five years. It discusses the problems posed by contemporary dance culture of both academic and cultural study and finds these origins in the history of opposition to music as a source of sensory pleasure. Discussing such issues as technology, club space. drugs, the musical body, gender, sexuality and pleasure, Discographies explores the ecstatic experiences at the heart of contemporary dance culture. It suggests why politicians and agencies as diverse as the independent music press and public broadcasting should be so hostile to this cultural phenomenon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-192) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dance music -- Social aspects.
Dance music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Pearson, Ewan, 1972-
LC no. 99010971
ISBN 0203012062
041517032X (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0415170338 (paperback; alk. paper)
1134698925 (electronic bk.)
9780415170321 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780415170338 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781134698929 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Dance music, culture, and the politics of sound