The Bloomsbury handbook of popular music and social class

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Peddie, Ian,


New York, NY ; London : Bloomsbury Academic,, United States ; United Kingdom :, p.1 online resource (xviii, 598 pages) (2020)

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(OCoLC)fst01071460, (OCoLC)fst01122346, bicssc, fast, Popular music, Social aspects., Social classes., Theory of music & musicology.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- Part I: Methodologies. Being in-between: popular music and middlebrow tastes -- The impact of social class on parental responses to popular music in Britain, c.1955-1 -- Social class and the negotiation of selling out in a Southern California indie rock scene -- It's up to you: class, status, and punk politics in rock against racism -- Hegemony, symbolic violence, and popular music education: a matter of class -- "every noise at once": online music discovery maps and cosmopolitan subjectivities -- Art at the cutting edge: class, cultures, and globalization in African and Middle Eastern world music -- Part II: Theoretical approaches. Popular Gaahl-monster or postmodern Prometheus?: masculinity, class, and Norwegian black metal -- Women's music, #20GAYTEEN, and lesbian hip-hop: shifting voices of class, race, and sexuality in WSW's popular musics -- "I dream it, I work hard": race, class, and labor in US Popular music -- Class, religion, and music: concepts and questions -- Hard hats and hoodies: the songs of two working-class British protest singers -- Brothers in rock: Argentine and British rock music during the Malvinas/Falklands War -- "Dances for the masses": revolution, class, proletarian music, and dance in Cold-War Ukraine -- Part III: Genres. LeRoi Jones, jazz, and the resonance of class -- The blues and the development of the African American working class before World War II -- "Lord have mercy on the working man": country music, respect, and social class -- The long march to the top of the social ladder: neo-folk music in socialist Yugoslavia and post-socialist Serbia -- From consent to resistance: punk rock and social class -- The bourgeois blues?: rock music and class -- Sufferers in Babylon: a Rastafarian Perspective on Class and Race in Reggae -- "Bring It on Home": Constructions of Social Class in Rhythm and Blues and Soul Music, 1949-1 -- The Routes of Hip-Hop in Cape Town: collective performance practices and the embodied sociality of the ghetto -- Electronic popular music as site and sign of social class: a multidimensional analysis -- Class divisions and the overlap of taste in new digital popular music formats in China -- Music maketh man: meritocracy in Kingsman: the secret service."The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class is the first extensive analysis of the most important themes and concepts in this field. Encompassing contemporary research in ethnomusicology, sociology, cultural studies, history, and race studies, the volume explores the intersections between music and class, and how the meanings of class are asserted and denied, confused and clarified, through music. With chapters on key genres, traditions, and subcultures, as well as fresh and engaging directions for future scholarship, the volume considers how music has thought about and articulated social class. It consists entirely of original contributions written by internationally renowned scholars, and provides an essential reference point for scholars interested in the relationship between popular music and social class"--Publisher's description.Description based on online resource; title from electronic title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed on January 13, 2021).