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Constructing the Cosmopolitan Arena Concert

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...Introduction Arena concerts that care about the world have been flourishing in recent times. These music events provide large-scale, immersive, socially conscious entertainment. They engage on-site and external audiences, who consume...

Gaahl—Monster or Postmodern Prometheus? Masculinity, Class, and Norwegian Black Metal

Stan Hawkins

Stan Hawkins is Professor of Musicology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Professor in Popular Music at the University of Agder, Norway. He is author of numerous books, including Settling the Pop Score (2002), The British Pop Dandy (2009), Prince: The Making of a Pop Music Phenomenon (co-author Sarah Niblock, 2011), and Queerness in Pop (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nina Nielsen

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction Shades of white stretch across an ancient and barren landscape, where a cloak-clad figure wanders alone—a mere dark speck in contrast to a “land of mist and snow.”In Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley summons...

Lejlighedssange

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Lejlighedssange or festsange (personalized songs written for a festive occasion) constitute a widespread community singing tradition at Danish and Nordic parties. The tradition is little known in the rest of Europe. Typical occasions...

Sámi Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Sámi music is a diverse and dynamic scene which reflects the globalized modernity of the indigenous people of the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden and Finland) and Russian Kola peninsula. Experiencing a history of land dispossession...

Heavy Metal in Norway

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Although an arena of multiple metal styles, Norwegian metal is associated with black metal in particular. Originally a reaction to the death metal scene of the late 1980s, Norwegian black metal was established as a genre in the early 1990s....

Bergen and Western Norway

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: City of Bergen: 237,430 (2004) Bergen, the second-largest city in Norway, used to be Norway’s main trade port and, in medieval times, was one of the largest cities...

Norwegian Folk Music, Contemporary

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Norwegian folk music consists of instrumental and song traditions which have developed and changed in different ways over the centuries. Historically, this music is used for dancing and ceremonial functions by rural Norwegian communities...

Oslo and Eastern Norway

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: Oslo city – 508,000; metropolitan area – 972,400 (2001) As Norway’s capital city, Oslo has functioned as an economic, administrative and cultural center. From the 1980s onward, Oslo’s economic structure...

Kristiansand, Stavanger and Southern Norway

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

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: Kristiansand city – 75,280 (2004); Stavanger city – 112,819 (2004) The region of southern Norway consists of three counties: Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder and Rogaland. Among the cities in the Agder...

Tromsø and Northern Norway

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

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: Tromsø city: 154,351 (2004) Tromsø is the largest of Norway’s northern cities. Northern Norway encompasses the three administrative counties of Finnmark, Troms and Nordland. Finnmark is by far the largest...