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Anthropology

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The study of popular music falls within the domain of social or cultural anthropology rather than that of physical anthropology. Social anthropology is a social science discipline still generally associated with the study of relatively...

Halls of Fame/Museums

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...General museums have tended to ignore popular music. Value judgments have obviously played a crucial role in this exclusion; low and popular culture and their attendant artifacts have not, traditionally, been deemed worthy of serious...

Genre

Franco Fabbri

Franco Fabbri

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John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...In everyday conversations about popular music, as well as in popular music studies, individuals commonly use labels (for example, ‘blues,’ ‘jazz,’ ‘rock’ or ‘country’) to refer to, and distinguish between, different kinds of music. Implicit...

Postmodernism

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction Within the literature of popular music studies, the concept of postmodernism has had a relatively high profile. There has been no direct correlation, however, between the ubiquity of the concept and the theoretical...

Psychoanalysis

David Schwarz

David Schwarz

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Psychoanalysis is a therapeutic method originated by Sigmund Freud for the treatment of disorders of the personality or behavior. Its principal tool is the ‘talking cure,’ based on dialog between the trained psychoanalyst and the analysand....

Communication (Communication Studies)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction Communication is the academic discipline that studies the phenomenon of communication. In so doing, the discipline of communication considers how communication is constituted, how it occurs, and what the consequences...

Content Analysis

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...In social, media and communication studies, content analysis is a widespread method for analyzing verbal, visual or textual material by transforming its content into quantitative data. The method is based on classification strategies...

Discourse Analysis

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Discourse analysis is concerned with language as it is used in social actions such as asking questions, giving answers, telling stories or constructing versions of events in texts. As such, it differentiates itself from linguistics...

Music Analysis

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Generally considered an aspect of music theory, music analysis tends to focus on the study of individual pieces, styles or genres in order to explicate a piece’s formal structure. This involves an attempt to understand how a piece of music...

Bibliographies

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Reference bibliographies of popular music (systematic listings providing access to information) – as opposed to ‘descriptive bibliography,’ which is the study of the physical characteristics of printed texts – may be grouped into two...