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...The Latin verb advertere means ‘to turn toward’. From the eighteenth century, the British verb advertise was used with the meaning ‘to call attention to something’, for example goods for sale, rewards, and so on (Oxford English Dictionary)....

Hybridity and Globalization (Intercultural Exchange, Acculturation)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Etymology and History A powerful and yet highly problematic metaphor for cultural identity, the term ‘hybridity’ has been at the center of one of the most vigorous critical debates in recent years, emerging from and, in turn, affecting...

Disasters and Accidents

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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...Calamitous unexpected events, whether caused by nature, humanity, technology or combinations of these, have been a frequent subject of song in a great many cultures over a long period of time. In treating such events, song makes...

Audience

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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...

Authenticity

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

Continuum, 2003

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...In popular music, the concept of authenticity (from the Latin authenticus, meaning ‘coming from the author’) is generally connected with how certain forms of popular music have typically been regarded as real or genuine while others have...

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...

Commercialism/Commercialization

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction ‘Commercialism’ refers to the general influence of business principles and practises on people’s affairs, including leisure activities. The related term ‘commercialization’ is more specific, referring...

Community

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘community’ originates from the fourteenth-century word communitatem, meaning ‘community of relations or feelings,’ and it has tended to be associated with human (ethnic) groups that are bounded, rooted and local and involve...

Death

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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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Berndt Ostendorf

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Death has long been a theme of popular song in Western culture, reflecting that society’s fascination with and uncertainty about it, as opposed to the stoic realism some other societies display in relation to the topic. English-language...

Exoticism

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘exoticism’ refers to a musical phenomenon explored by many composers and musicians who, through the centuries, have employed various musical styles to evoke, romanticize, exorcize and assimilate the unknown, the ‘Other...