Sounds and the City

Sounds and the City

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As both distinctive local terrain and global crossroads, cities remain fascinating spaces of cultural contestation and meaning-making via the composing, playing, recording and consumption of popular music. From Gillett's The Sound of the City (1970) to Krims' Music and Urban Geography (2007), attention to popular music has allowed various soundings of the often unfathomable aspects of urban life. This book takes as its focus the social relations produced amidst and through popular music and cities. Such a focus allows a test of theories of globalization, hybridity, consumerism, networks and transnational flows of people, cultures and musical products. Covering themes as diverse as Russian Punk and African Hip-Hop, this global collection offers a timely contribution to the advancement of popular music studies.The highlights of Sunday are the highly attended Gospel Church Service, further competitions and performances and the unveiling of a ... Estimates for 2010 suggest that as many as 10, 000 had come into Parkes at the peak time on Saturday morning. By 2012 numbers were locally said to have passed 15, 000, rather more than the population of Parkes itself. ... through dozens of musical events, to the Elvis Golf Challenge), approximately 400 or 500 Elvis impersonators (not all of whom, anbsp;...

Title:Sounds and the City
Author:Brett Lashua, Karl Spracklen, Stephen Wagg
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-05-28


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