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Pop Music, Culture and Identity

Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music, 1970–2000

“Those are the New Saints”

Authors: Shonk, Jr., Kenneth L., McClure, Daniel Robert

  • Uses popular music in the United States and United Kingdom in the years between 1970 and 2000 as the entrepôt to historical theory, and examines the history of popular music through alternative, or non-mainstream artists
  • Fills a pedagogical gap for instructors teaching courses on historical theory and methodologies
  • Presents historical theory and methodologies in an accessible manner, but also models the applicability of such approaches
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About this book

This book examines the post-1960s era of popular music in the Anglo-Black Atlantic through the prism of historical theory and methods. By using a series of case studies, this book mobilizes historical theory and methods to underline different expressions of alternative music functioning within a mainstream musical industry. Each chapter highlights a particular theory or method while simultaneously weaving it through a genre of music expressing a notion of alternativity—an explicit positioning of one’s expression outside and counter to the mainstream. Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music seeks to fill a gap in current scholarship by offering a collection written specifically for the pedagogical and theoretical needs of those interested in the topic.

About the authors

Daniel Robert McClure is Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Irvine, Chapman University, and California State University, Fullerton.

Kenneth L. Shonk, Jr. is Assistant Professor of World History and Social Studies Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Process and Pedagogy of Historical Theory

    Shonk, Kenneth L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • “400 Years”: Modernity, The Longue Durée, and Jamaican Music

    Shonk, Kenneth L. (et al.)

    Pages 25-58

  • “This Charming Man”: Queer and Alternative Masculinities, 1970–1994

    Shonk, Kenneth L. (et al.)

    Pages 59-86

  • “Will the Wolf Survive?”: Punk Rock and Chicana/o Identity in Los Angeles

    Shonk, Kenneth L. (et al.)

    Pages 87-110

  • A Perfect New Loop: Hip-Hop, Deindustrialization, and the Post-Civil Rights Era, 1973–2000

    Shonk, Kenneth L. (et al.)

    Pages 111-140

Buy this book

eBook £88.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57072-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £110.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57071-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music, 1970–2000
Book Subtitle
“Those are the New Saints”
Authors
Series Title
Pop Music, Culture and Identity
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57072-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57072-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57071-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 311
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