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ISSN (printed): 0261-1430. ISSN (electronic): 1474-0095.
Popular Music is an international multi-disciplinary journal covering all aspects of the subject from the formation of social group identities through popular music to the workings of the global music industry or how particular pieces of music are put together. Relating to any kind of popular music from the global commercial sphere to local folk or traditional music from any historical era or geographical origin the journal carries articles by scholars from a large variety of perspectives. These include the anthropology of music cultural studies ethnomusicology feminism gender studies geography history literature studies media studies musicology sociology and any other disciplines or cross-disciplines that can be shown to have relevance to the subject. Each issue contains substantial authoritative and influential articles shorter topical pieces and reviews of a wide range of books. Presenting scholarly debate and analysis the journal keeps readers up to date with the latest developments in popular music research. Some issues are thematic. Topics include the musical construction of place; the characteristics influences and social significance of New Orleans music; and gender/sexuality in relation to popular music. An annual annotated book list of popular music titles from around the world is also included.
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