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Understanding Popular Music

Understanding Popular Music

February 2050 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Understanding Popular Music explores the myriad ways in which listeners engage with, are affected by, and use music in their everyday lives. Framing popular music within the wider dialogue of politics and economics, Zuberi draws attentions to its relationship to space, place, the body, technology, audiences, fans, and celebrity.

Drawing on everything from blues, country, and jazz, to reggae, hip-hop, and electronica, the book is a critical study of popular music in the digital age. With examples from established and emergent music styles and artists, as well as located case studies from around the globe, this book provides the general reader, student and teacher with several gateways into the vital issues that animate the interdisciplinary study of popular music today.

It will be compelling reading for academics and students in media, communication, cultural studies, and sociology.

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