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When Music Migrates: Crossing British and European Racial Faultlines, 1945-2010

by Jon Stratton

Jon Stratton explores the concept of 'song careers', referring to how a song is picked up and then transformed by being revisioned by different artists and in different cultural contexts, to examine the ways...


India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective

by Margaret E. Walker

Through an analysis both broad and deep of primary and secondary sources, ethnography, iconography and current performance practice, this enquiry undertakes a critical approach to the history of kathak dance...


Hip Hop's Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement

by Reiland Rabaka

Hip Hop's Inheritance arguably offers the first book-length treatment of what hip hop culture has, literally, 'inherited' from the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement, the Feminist Art movement, and...


Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century France: Musical Apprehensions

by Ruth Rosenberg

This book considers the activities and writings of early song collectors and proto-ethnomusicologists, memoirists, and other "musical travelers" in 19th-century France. Each of the book's discrete but interrelated...


Music and Identity in Postcolonial British-South Asian Literature

by Christin Hoene

This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial...


The Music of Brazil

by David P. Appleby

Here is the most comprehensive history of Brazilian music available in English. Concise yet remarkably detailed, it provides professional musicologists and music lovers alike with a clear outline of the major...


Folk-Songs of the Southern United States

by Josiah H. Combs & D.K. Wilgus

"The spirit of balladry is not dead, but slowly dying. The instincts, sentiments, and feelings which it represents are indeed as immortal as romance itself, but their mode of expression, the folksong, is fighting...


Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song: Mpb, 1965-1985

by Charles A. Perrone

Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song is a critical study of MPB (música popular brasileira), a term that refers to varieties of urban popular music of the 1960s and 1970s, incorporating samba, Bossa Nova,...


Vibe Merchants: The Sound Creators of Jamaican Popular Music

by Ray Hitchins

Vibe Merchants offers an insider's perspective on the development of Jamaican popular music. This rare perspective focuses on the actual details of music making practice, rationalised in the context of the economic...


Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music: Studies in Popular Music

by Toru Mitsui

Made in Japan serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Japanese popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Japanese music,...


Lyrical Nationalism in Post-Apartheid Namibia: Kings, Christians, and Cosmopolitans in Catholic Youth Songs

by Wendi A. Haugh

This book explores how young people living in a former ethnic homeland in post-apartheid Namibia imagine the nation through songs they compose and perform. The author argues that these Oshiwambo-speaking youth...


Music Theory in Mamluk Cairo: The gayat al-ma¿lub fi 'ilm al-adwar wa-'l-¿urub by Ibn Kurr

by Owen Wright

The ġāyat al-maṭlūb by Ibn Kurr is the only theoretical text of any substance that can be considered representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the first half of the fourteenth century CE....


Singing For Life: HIV/AIDS and Music in Uganda

by Gregory Barz

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan

by JOHN CRUMP

Socialism first gained a major foothold in Japan after the revolution and the subsequent Meiji restoration of 1868. Against the background of the rapid development of capitalism in Japan after the revolution,...


American Folk Tales and Songs

by Richard Chase

Full of lively stories, jokes, and games for performance, the book also includes 40 songs with melody and guitar chords. Written by outstanding practicing folk performer. Includes 44 illustrations.


Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyond

by Mark Fitzgerald & John O'Flynn

This interdisciplinary volume of essays contemplates whether 'music in Ireland' can be regarded as one interrelated plane of cultural and/or national identity, given the various conceptions and contexts of both...


Living Politics, Making Music: The Writings of Jan Fairley

by Jan Fairley, edited by Simon Frith & Stan Rijven

The late Jan Fairley (1949-2012) was a key figure in making world music a significant topic for popular music studies and this book celebrates her contribution to popular music scholarship by gathering her most...


Representing African Music: Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions

by Kofi Agawu

The aim of this book is to stimulate debate by offering a critique of discourse about African music. Who writes about African music, how, and why? What assumptions and prejudices influence the presentation of...


Musical Ritual in Mexico City: From the Aztec to NAFTA

by Mark Pedelty

On the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, Mexico's entire musical history is performed every day. "Mexica" percussionists drum and dance to the music of Aztec rituals on the open plaza. Inside the Metropolitan...


Men and Popular Music in Algeria: The Social Significance of Ra

by Marc Schade-Poulsen

Raï music is often called the voice of the voiceless in Algeria, a society currently swept by tragic conflict. Raï is the voice of Algerian men, young men caught between generations and classes, in political...