Item description for Popular Music in Theory: An Introduction (Music/Culture) by Keith Negus...
Popular Music in Theory is an original introduction to the key theoretical issues which arise in the study of contemporary popular music. It is organized in a way that shows how popular music is created across a series of relationships that link together industry and audiences, producers and consumers. Starting from the dichotomy between production and consumption which characterizes much work on popular culture, Keith Negus explores the equally significant social processes that intervene between and across the production-consumption divide, and examines how popular music is mediated by technological, cultural, historical, geographical, and political factors. This broad framework provides signposts to various tracks taken by sounds and images, and also highlights distinctive theoretical routes into the study of contemporary popular music. Although intended mainly for students in sociology, media and communication studies, and cultural studies, the book will also give others a deeper understanding of popular music.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 1996
ISBN 0819563102 ISBN13 9780819563101
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More About Keith Negus
Keith Negus entered higher education as a mature student, having spent many years playing keyboards and guitar in a variety of bands after leaving school. He gained a degree in Sociology from Middlesex Universit and then completed a PhD study of the acquisition, production and promotion of recording artists at SouthBank University. He subsequently taught at the Universities of Leicester and Puerto Rico and was based in the Department of Media and Communications prior to moving the Department of Music at Goldsmiths. He is Director of thePopular Music Research Unit, convenor ofBMus Popular Music, convenor of theMA Music (Popular Music Research)and a coordinating editor ofPopular Music(Cambridge University Press).
Keith Negus has an academic affiliation as follows - Goldsmiths College, UK University of Leicester Goldsmiths College, UK.