Popular Music, Digital Technology And Society (eBook)
de Nick Prior
Sobre o livro
Taking a distinctive, multi-theoretical look at popular music’s place in contemporary society, this book is both an original inquiry and an assessment of the state of popular music – its protagonists, audiences and practices. It situates the study of pop within broad traditions of cultural sociology and cultural studies, as well as exploring contemporary thinking around the practices, mediations and forms of popular music, whilst describing the challenges faced by music sociology as it grapples with an increasingly digitalized and globalized social and technological landscape.
Popular Music, Technology and Society features a number of topical cases and examples, from iPods, microphones and software studios to Kraftwerk, Britney Spears and Gorillaz. It is essential reading for students in cultural studies, media and communication studies, sociology and popular music studies.