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John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The link between drugs and the performing arts has a long history. Hallucinogens were a staple element in shamanistic cultures, and natural psychoactive drugs, such as the fly agaric mushroom, were in widespread use. The shaman’s show...

Rave Culture

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Rave’ has always had numerous definitions. In the Bible, the term ‘to rave’ means ‘to prophesy.’ The word ‘raving’ has roots in Jamaica that allude to ‘letting loose on the weekend.’ Dictionaries have traditionally defined a raver...

Moral Panic

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Moral panic’ is a sociological term used to describe the process by which supposedly ‘deviant’ youth subcultures or musics are labeled, mediated and demonized by the mass media, and are subsequently subject to control and legislation....

Club Culture

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The debate concerning the origins and definitions of club culture can be summarized in two competing perspectives, one British, the other North American. From a British perspective, it has been argued that disc jockey (DJ) culture had its...

Acid House

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Acid house is a sub-genre of house music and had its origins in the dance music culture of Chicago in the mid- to late 1980s. It subsequently achieved far greater popularity in the UK than it enjoyed in the USA. Indeed, it was in the UK...

Psychedelic Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Psychedelic music is inspired by psychedelic experience. That is to say, what initially identified it as a genre of music was its focus on both the articulation of the psychedelic experience and the construction of ‘affective spaces...

Techno

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Techno is an electronically produced music genre, created with the use of synthesizers, samples and sequencers. Its machine aesthetic enables the music to function as an interface with people’s experience of the ‘technoculture...

Hardcore Rave

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In early 1990s rave culture, the term hardcore was used to describe the second wave of electronic dance music that developed after the arrival of house and techno in European club culture during the acid house phenomenon. In popular music...

Acid Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Acid jazz might best be described as a meta-genre within which several different styles of music are subsumed, and several streams of club culture converge. Evolving out of the nightclub scenes in London in the late 1980s, the term ‘acid...

Balearic Beat

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Balearic beat or beats, or simply ‘Balearic,’ is a loose commercial and critical grouping referring to dance musics associated with the club scene of the Balearic island of Ibiza. In its initial usage in the late 1980s the term referred...