Redefining Mainstream Popular Music.

Redefining Mainstream Popular Music is a collection of seventeen essays that critically examines the idea of the "mainstream" in and across a variety of popular music styles and contexts. Notions of what is popular vary across generations and cultures - what may have been considered altern...

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Main Author: Baker, Sarah.
Other Authors: Bennett, Andy., Taylor, Jodie.
Format: eBook
Published: London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Part I Reappraising the Mainstream
  • 1 Mainstream as Metaphor: Imagining Dominant Culture
  • 2 Teenybop and the Extraordinary Particularities of Mainstream Practice
  • 3 Historicizing Mainstream Mythology: The Industrial Organization of The Archies
  • Part II Perceptions of the Mainstream
  • 4 Lesbian Musicalities, Queer Strains and Celesbian Pop: The Poetics and Polemics of Women-Loving Women in Mainstream Popular Music
  • 5 The Positioning of the Mainstream in Punk
  • 6 Kill the Static: Temporality and Change in the Hip-Hop Mainstream (and Its 'Other')
  • 7 The Contradictions of the Mainstream: Australian Views of Grunge and Commercial Success
  • Part III Historicizing the Mainstream
  • 8 Elvis Goes to Hollywood: Authenticity, Resistance, Commodification and the Mainstream
  • 9 Walking in Memphis?: Elvis Heritage Between Fan Fantasy and Built Environment
  • 10 'Following in Mother's Silent Footsteps': Revisiting the Construction of Femininities in 1960s Popular Music
  • 11 Music From Abroad: The Internationalization of the US Mainstream Music Market, 1940-90
  • Part IV Production Aesthetics and the Mainstream
  • 12 'Sounds Like an Official Mix': The Mainstream Aesthetics of Mash-Up Production
  • 13 Chasing an Aesthetic Tail: Latent Technological Imperialism in Mainstream Production
  • 14 The Hobbyist Majority and the Mainstream Fringe: The Pathways of Independent Music-Making in Brisbane, Australia
  • Part V The Mainstream and Vernacular Culture
  • 15 Off the Beaten Track: The Vernacular and the Mainstream in New Zealand Tramping Club Singsongs
  • 16 Musical Listening at Work: Mainstream Musical Listening Practices in the Office Listening Practices in the Office
  • 17 Cheesy Listening: Popular Music and Ironic Listening Practices.
  • List of Contributors
  • Index.