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Bodies in the River: Tradition and “The Body Electric”

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Working Memory—Delia Green—Whitman Touches the Hands of Wounded Soldiers—The Real of the Idea The axe. The shovel. The.44 Special. The knife. The river. He chooses one. Does what he does. Goes on with his life and leaves the woman’s body...

Telling a Story

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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...Words have an enormous capacity to move people deeply, and when words, in the form of lyrics, are combined with music, songwriters have the perfect vehicle for penetrating the minds and emotions of listeners not only through the stories...

Piosenka Zaangażowana

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Piosenka zaangażowana (politically involved song) was a very popular genre that emerged in Poland in the 1980s as a response to the current state of affairs of the country. Performed usually by singer-songwriters, it referred symbolically...

South Korea

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 45,985,289 (2000)In 1948 the first elections in Korea were carried out in the areas south of the 38th parallel, with Syngman Rhee becoming the first President of South Korea (aka Republic of Korea). In June 1950 North Korea...
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...Throughout his career, Chico Buarque’s music and literary compositions were constantly attacked and censored by the government of his native Brazil. Born in 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Buarque came from a family of academics and artists. His...

Athina (Athens)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 3,112,000 (2002) Following the revolution against Ottoman occupation and the establishment of the new Greek state in the nineteenth century, the process of urbanization began that led to the formation of the metropolis...

Minstrelsy

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Blackface minstrelsy was a form of variety entertainment created in the United States during the 1840s. It featured four to seven performers who blackened their faces with burnt cork and sometimes claimed to be ‘impersonating...

Celtic Music in Ireland

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The range of meanings suggested by the term ‘Celtic music’ is far more complex (and vague) than the category ‘Irish music’ which, while presenting its own set of ideological problems, is, in the sociological sense at least, definable...

Dublin

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 495,781 (2000) Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. It is situated in the east, on the Irish Sea coast and is the country’s administrative, cultural and financial center.While...

Trujillo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 601,000 (2002) Located some 350 miles (560 km) north of Lima on Peru’s Pacific coast, Trujillo is the country’s third-largest city and capital of the department of La Libertad. Though...