Sound tracks : popular music, identity and place / John Connell and Chris Gibson.

by Connell, JohnLooking glass; Gibson, Chris, 1973-Looking glass.

Series: Critical geographies: Publisher: London : Routledge, 2003.Description: xii,320 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25cm.ISBN: 0415170273; 0415170281.Subject(s): GlobalizationLooking glass | Music and geographyLooking glass | Popular music -- Social aspectsNote: Bibliography: pages 282-306. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the diverse meanings of music in a range of regional contexts.
In a world of intensified globalisation, links between space, music and identity are increasingly tenuous, yet places give credibility to music, not least in the 'country', and music is commonly linked to place, as a stake to originality, a claim to tradition and as a marketing device. This book develops new perspectives on these relationships and how they are situated within cultural and geographical thought.

Bibliography: pages 282-306. - Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Into the music
  • 2 Music and place: 'fixing' authenticity
  • 3 Music and movement: overcoming space
  • 4 The place of lyrics
  • 5 Sounds and scenes: a place for music?
  • 6 Music communities: national identity, ethnicity and place
  • 7 New worlds: music from the margins?
  • 8 A world of flows: music, mobility and transnational soundscapes
  • 9 Aural architecture: the spaces of music
  • 10 Marketing place: music and tourism
  • 11 Terra Digitalia? Music, copyright and territory in the information age
  • 12 The long and winding road

Author notes provided by Syndetics

John Connell is a professor of geography at the University of Sydney and a writer. He is the co-author, with Chris Gibson, of Outback Elvis: The story of a festival, its fans & a town called Parkes (2017). Their other books include Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia (2014), Festival Places (2011), Music and Tourism: On the Road Again (2005) and Sound Tracks: Popular Music, Identity and Place (2003).

(Bowker Author Biography)

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