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Settling the pop score : pop texts and identity politics, Stan Hawkins

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Settling the pop score : pop texts and identity politics
Title
Settling the pop score
Title remainder
pop texts and identity politics
Statement of responsibility
Stan Hawkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The analysis of popular music forces us to rethink the assumptions that underpin our approaches to the study of Western music. Not least, it brings to the fore an idea that many musicologists still find uncomfortable - that commercial production and consumption can be aligned with artistic authenticity. Reading pop texts takes place through dialogue on many levels, which, as Stan Hawkins argues, deals with how musical events are shaped by personal alliances between the artist and the recipient." "The need for a critical approach to evaluating popular music lies at the heart of this book. Hawkins explores the relationships that exist between music, spectatorship and aesthetics through a series of case studies of pop artists from the 1980s and 1990s. Madonna, Morrissey, Annie Lennox, the Pet Shop Boys and Prince represent the diversity of cultures, identities and sexualities that characterised the start of the MTV boom." "Through the interpretation of aspects of the compositional design and musical structures of songs by these pop artists, Hawkins suggests ways in which stylistic and technical elements of the music relate to identity formation and its political motivations. Settling the Pop Score examines the role of irony and empathy, the question of gender, race and sexuality, and the relevance of textual analysis to the study of popular music. Interpreting pop music within the framework of musicology, Hawkins helps us to understand the pleasure so many people derive from these songs."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawkins, Stan
Dewey number
782.42164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3918.P67
LC item number
H39 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Series statement
Ashgate popular and folk music series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular music
  • Gender identity in music
  • Sex in music
  • Musical analysis
  • Musicology
Label
Settling the pop score : pop texts and identity politics, Stan Hawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Series from jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-210), discography (pages [211]-213), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46810711
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 220 pages
Isbn
9780754603511
Lccn
2001033361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Label
Settling the pop score : pop texts and identity politics, Stan Hawkins
Publication
Note
Series from jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-210), discography (pages [211]-213), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46810711
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 220 pages
Isbn
9780754603511
Lccn
2001033361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music

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