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Popularity

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The definition of ‘popularity’ (Latin populus meaning ‘the people’; popularis meaning ‘of, belonging to or involving the whole people or a majority of it’) is the quality or fact of being popular, that is, being liked, favored or approved...

Subculture (Revised 2019)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘subculture’ wound its way through twentieth­century cultural and social theory with a number of important twists and turns. According to one of its simplest definitions, ‘subculture’ simply designates ‘a sub­division of a national...

Fans

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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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...In popular culture, the term ‘fan,’ derived from ‘fanatic,’ was first used in 1889 to describe keen and regular followers of baseball. It then became common to describe enthusiastic followers of film (1915) and theater (1919) as fans...

Fanzines

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The fanzine is an amateur form of publishing, one that is prompted less by commercial gain than by an enthusiasm for its subject. It is written, edited and produced by fans. To establish a fanzine is to provide an alternative...

Scene (Location) (Revised 2019)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Although it has been common within discussions of popular music for decades, the term ‘scene’ has only since the early 1990s begun to receive theoretical consideration within academic work. The term has long figured within vernacular...

Record Collecting

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Belk (1995) estimates that, in the contemporary Western world, approximately one-quarter to one-third of adults are willing to identify themselves as ‘collectors’ (ch. 2). Obviously, as Pearce (1995) states in her Preface, ‘the gathering...

Groupies

Janet Hilts

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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 term ‘groupie’ was first used around 1967 to describe girls who follow pop stars or members of rock groups, often in the hope of deliberately provoking sexual relations with them. Other names for groupies include ‘band chicks,’ ‘star...

Revivals

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. 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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...In popular music, a revival is a deliberate, often concerted attempt to revitalize public interest in and knowledge of an area of popular music whose popularity has waned. In some cases, the music being revived has remained broadly...

Audience

David Buckley

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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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...Introduction The term ‘audience’ refers most generally to the recipients of all forms of communication. However, a distinction is commonly drawn between the concept of the audience on the one hand, and concepts such as those...

Carnival

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Carnival is generally conceived as a period when the world is turned upside down, and merrymakers in masks and fancy dress challenge everyday norms through displays of unrepressed eroticism, gluttony and incisive social criticism. Music...