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Sound Tracks By John Connell

Sound Tracks by John Connell

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Sound Tracks traces the relationships between music, space and identity from inner city 'scenes' to the music of nations, to give a wide-ranging perspective on popular music.

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Sound Tracks: Popular Music Identity and Place by John Connell

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.

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'This is a really good book, which I enjoyed immensely, and I am confident that it will becomea classic publication in its field. Indeed it contains so much material that it is probably impossible to asorb it all in one reading. It is a book that I look forward to reading again...' - Andrew Leyshon, Progress in Human Geography

About John Connell

John Connell is Professor and Head of the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney and Chris Gibson is Lecturer in Economic Geography at the University of New South Wales

Table of Contents

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

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Sound Tracks: Popular Music Identity and Place by John Connell
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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