The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage

Author: Sarah Baker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315299291
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage examines the social, cultural, political and economic value of popular music as history and heritage. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, the volume explores the relationship between popular music and the past, and how interpretations of the changing nature of the past in post-industrial societies play out in the field of popular music. In-depth chapters cover key themes around historiography, heritage, memory and institutions, alongside case studies from around the world, including the UK, Australia, South Africa and India, exploring popular music’s connection to culture both past and present. Wide-ranging in scope, the book is an excellent introduction for students and scholars working in musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, critical heritage studies, cultural studies, memory studies and other related fields.

The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies

Author: Nicholas Gebhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315315785
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The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies presents over forty articles from internationally renowned scholars and highlights the strengths of current jazz scholarship in a cross-disciplinary field of enquiry. Each chapter reflects on developments within jazz studies over the last twenty-five years, offering surveys and new insights into the major perspectives and approaches to jazz research. The collection provides an essential research resource for students, scholars, and enthusiasts, and will serve as the definitive survey of current jazz scholarship in the Anglophone world to-date. It extends the critical debates about jazz that were set in motion by formative texts in the 1990s, and sets the agenda for the future scholarship by focusing on key issues and providing a framework for new lines of enquiry. It is organized around six themes: I. Historical Perspectives, II. Methodologies, III. Core Issues and Topics, IV. Individuals, Collectives and Communities, V. Politics, Discourse and Ideology and VI. New Directions and Debates.

The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History

Author: Ian Hunter
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315392178
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over 39 chapters The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History offers a comprehensive and revisionist overview of British cinema as, on the one hand, a commercial entertainment industry and, on the other, a series of institutions centred on economics, funding and relations to government. Whereas most histories of British cinema focus on directors, stars, genres and themes, this Companion explores the forces enabling and constraining the films’ production, distribution, exhibition, and reception contexts from the late nineteenth century to the present day. The contributors provide a wealth of empirical and archive-based scholarship that draws on insider perspectives of key film institutions and illuminates aspects of British film culture that have been neglected or marginalized, such as the watch committee system, the Eady Levy, the rise of the multiplex and film festivals. It also places emphasis on areas where scholarship has either been especially productive and influential, such as in early and silent cinema, or promoted new approaches, such as audience and memory studies.

Mediation at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Author: I. Dekel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137317825
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Analyzing action at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, this first ethnography of the site offers a fresh approach to studying the memorial and memory work as potential civic engagement of visitors with themselves and others rather than with history itself.

Routledge Companion to Sports History

Author: S. W. Pope
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135978131
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The field of sports history is no longer a fledgling area of study. There is a great vitality in the field and it has matured dramatically over the past decade. Reflecting changes to traditional approaches, sport historians need now to engage with contemporary debates about history, to be encouraged to position themselves and their methodologies in relation to current epistemological issues, and to promote the importance of reflecting on the literary or poetic dimensions of producing history. These contemporary developments, along with a wealth of international research from a range of theoretical perspectives, provide the backdrop to the new Routledge Companion to Sports History. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the international field of sports history as it has developed as an academic area of study. Readers are guided through the development of the field across a range of thematic and geographical contexts and are introduced to the latest cutting edge approaches within the field. Including contributions from many of the world’s leading sports historians, the Routledge Companion to Sports History is the most important single volume for researchers and students in, and entering, the sports history field. It is an essential guide to contemporary research themes, to new ways of doing sports history, and to the theoretical and methodological foundations of this most fascinating of subjects.

History of Semiotics

Author: Achim Eschbach
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027280444
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume brings together a collection of papers on the general theoretical and methodological problems in the historiography of semiotics. It is not a history in the conventional sense, even though the main periods and figures in the development of semiotics are given due prominence. Nevertheless, it should offer the reader stimulation and food for thought in the critical approach to even the least questioned facts of semiotic history and the emphasis given to hitherto neglected problems and persons.

The Routledge Companion to Gothic

Author: Catherine Spooner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134151039
Format: PDF, ePub
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In a wide ranging series of introductory essays written by some of the leading figures in the field, this essential guide explores the world of Gothic in all its myriad forms throughout the mid-eighteenth Century to the internet age. The Routledge Companion to Gothic includes discussion on: the history of Gothic gothic throughout the English-speaking world i.e. London and USA as well as the postcolonial landscapes of Australia, Canada and the Indian subcontinent key themes and concepts ranging from hauntings and the uncanny; Gothic femininities and queer Gothic gothic in the modern world, from youth to graphic novels and films. With ideas for further reading, this book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides on the diverse and murky world of the gothic in literature, film and culture.

Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels

Author: Walter Benjamin
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8027239141
Format: PDF
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Diese Ausgabe wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Aus dem Buch: "Die notwendige Richtung aufs Extreme, als welche in philosophischen Untersuchungen die Norm der Begriffsbildung gibt, hat für eine Darstellung vom Ursprung des deutschen Barocktrauerspiels zweierlei zu besagen. Erstens weist sie die Forschung an, unbefangen die Breite des Stoffes ins Auge zu fassen. Angesichts der ohnedies nicht allzu großen Fülle der dramatischen Produktion, soll ihr Anliegen nicht darin bestehen, in ihm, wie die Literaturgeschichte mit Recht dies täte, nach Schulen der Dichter, Epochen des œuvres, Schichten der Einzelwerke zu suchen." Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) war ein deutscher Philosoph, Kulturkritiker und Übersetzer der Werke von Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire und Marcel Proust. Als undogmatisch positionierter Denker und durch die enge Freundschaft zu u. a. Theodor W. Adorno kann er zum assoziierten Wirkungskreis der Frankfurter Schule gerechnet werden.

Speaking in Tongues

Author: Dietrich Helms
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839432243
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Sag mir, was du singst, und ich sag dir, wer du bist! Sprache und Musik sind wichtige Zeichen für Identität. Mit einem Lied kann man Zugehörigkeit, aber auch Abgrenzung symbolisieren: Migranten hören und machen Musik, die ihnen ein Gefühl von Heimat vermittelt. Lokale Musikszenen pflegen die regionalen Merkmale in ihren Songs, aber auch internationale Stars vermarkten sich mit Zeichen ihrer Herkunft. Angesichts der fortgeschrittenen Globalisierung des Musikmarkts gewinnt das Regionale in der populären Musik zunehmend an Bedeutung. Das Buch beschreibt am Beispiel verschiedener Musikkulturen und -szenen sowie aus der Perspektive verschiedener wissenschaftlicher Disziplinen die vielfältigen Prozesse der Identitätsbildung in der post-migrantischen Gesellschaft und die vielfältigen Spannungen zwischen regionalem Denken und einer nicht zuletzt ökonomisch globalisierten Welt.