Welcome to The International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Branch

Critical Perspectives on Music and Society

Posted: November 25th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

This book series produces books that present a critical perspective on popular music and the music industry. Two dominant strains of thought exist for the study of popular music. First, many texts in the popular culture tradition celebrate the artists, fans, and cultures that arise from popular music. Second, Music Industry Studies texts give students a “how-to” perspective on making it in the music industry. In both cases, texts rarely address the way that the music industry produces and reproduces power. The purpose of this book series is to provide a platform for authors who explore the social production of music; as such it is broadly interdisciplinary.

The series invites submissions by scholars from the fields of cultural studies, American studies, history, sociology, literature, communication, media studies, music, women’s studies, ethnic studies, popular culture, music industry studies, political science, economics, and history.

Specific topics addressed:

  • Musicians as Labor
  • Identity (Sex, Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Disability, and Sexuality)
  • Critical Representations
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Music in the Global South
  • Production of Genres
  • New/Old Technologies
  • Sound Studies
  • Access inequalities to music production and consumption
  • Spaces of music production, creation, and consumption

Editor(s): David Arditi ([email protected])
Staff editorial contact: Courtney Morales ([email protected])


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