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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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...Material and activities that many would judge to be pornographic have featured in the history of popular music. However, providing an account of the pornographic in popular music is complicated by the disagreements and divisions...

Love and Courtship

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Music’s association with love and courtship is longstanding in popular culture. Popular songs address and represent love from a variety of angles and provide a rich source of data for studies of the social and cultural construction of love,...

Gender and Sexuality

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Gender and sexuality are two related social phenomena that inform the practise and interpretation of popular music. There exists an important difference between ‘gender’ on the one hand, and ‘sexuality’ and ‘sex’ on the other. While ‘sex...

Intimate Live Girls

Benjamin Halligan

Ben Halligan is Director of the Doctoral College of the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Publications include Michael Reeves (2003), Desires for Reality: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film (2016) and, forthcoming, Hotbeds of Licentiousness: The British Glamour Film and the Permissive Society, and a number co-edited collections in addition to those mentioned above. These are: Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics (2010), Reverberations: The Philosophy, Aesthetics and Politics of Noise (Bloomsbury, 2012), Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Stories We Could Tell: Putting Words to American Popular Music (posthumous edited work of David Sanjek). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Intimate with Miley That essential experience, or even just ambience, of intimacy, is endangered in the transition to arena concerts. This chapter was first given as the conference paper ‘Skanky Shamanism’ at the AHRC-funded...

Afterword: Let’s Sing Another Song Boys. This One Has Grown Old and Bitter (Leonard Cohen)

Michael Bull

Michael Bull is Professor of Sound Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, and is the co-founder of the journal Sound Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirens

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The mortification of the flesh by power was nothing other than the ideological reflection of the oppression practiced on them. Mermaids are more popular than Sirens in contemporary culture. Mermaid parades exist from Lee-On-Sea in the UK...

“Change the World Gently with Singing”: Queer Audibility and Soft Activism in China

Sound Communities in the Asia Pacific : Music, Media, and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...On June 9, 2018, the first national queer choir concert, The Journey of Light, was held in the concert hall at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. For the first time, seven LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer...

Death, Transgression and the Sacred

Christopher Partridge

Christopher Partridge is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Recent publications include The Occult World (2014, ed.,), The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred and the Profane (2013), Dub in Babylon (2010), and Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture (2010, ed.,). He is co-editor of Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mortality and Music : Popular Music and the Awareness of Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The treatment of death within popular music is typically playful: ‘Dress sexy at my funeral my good wife/ Wink at the minister/ Blow kisses to my grieving brothers’ (Smog, ‘Dress Sexy at My Funeral’, Dongs of Sevotion, 2000). It is also...

Understanding Gender and Sexuality in Rock Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...As an artistic form that circulates widely, rock music shapes and reflects social and cultural values, communicating powerful stories about the ever-shifting dynamics of human agency in society.The author wishes to thank Rebekah Hutten...

Arca: Mute’s Mutant

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Everything is a performance, but that just leaves us with the awareness to shape what we desire.Arca (2015b)Historically, the roster of Mute Records has been replete with transgressive musicians with diverse identities, from...

Reflections on Self-reflections: Blonde on Blonde

Louis A. Renza

Louis A. Renza is an Emeritus Professor of English at Dartmouth College, USA. He has published critical works on various US writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Henry James, Ernest Hemingway and Wallace Stevens. Starting in the 1970s and through 2010, he taught a Dartmouth course on Bob Dylan’s lyrics. He also directed a 2006 conference at Dartmouth College on Dylan’s works, and has published articles on them that include, respectively, critical discussions of such songs as “Went to See the Gypsy” and “Simple Twist of Fate.”. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dylan’s Autobiography of a Vocation : A Reading of the Lyrics 1965–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Thence comes it that my name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer’s hand.The mob within the heart Police cannot suppress The riot given at the first Is authorized as peaceThat’s me...