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Music, Radio and the Public Sphere

The Aesthetics of Democracy

Authors: Fairchild, Charles

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Radio, the most widely used medium in the world, is a dominant mediator of musical meaning. Through a combination of critical analysis, interdisciplinary theory and ethnographic writing about community radio, this book provides a novel theorization of democratic aesthetics, with important implications for the study of old and new media alike.

About the authors

CHARLES FAIRCHILD Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Pop Idols and Pirates (2008) and Community Radio and Public Culture (2001). He has published articles in journals such as Popular Music, Media, Culture & Society and Television and New Media.

Reviews

'This monograph offers a theoretical intervention into and a detailed analysis of the democratic space opened by community radio against the backdrop of commercialism and corporate power typically associated with the music and radio industries. As the author explains, a scathing critique of the commercial music and radio systems alone would not reveal the democratic potential of these popular forms, and the book's attention to the democratic aesthetics of community radio addresses this critical question persuasively.' - Bethany Klein, University of Leeds, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Unknown and the Unheard

    Fairchild, Charles

    Pages 1-14

  • Social Solidarity in the Luminiferous Ether

    Fairchild, Charles

    Pages 17-40

  • Corporate Rationality, Communicative Reason and Aesthetic Experience

    Fairchild, Charles

    Pages 41-76

  • Of Communities and Constituencies: Radio, the Market and the State

    Fairchild, Charles

    Pages 77-101

  • What Does a Civil Society Sound Like?

    Fairchild, Charles

    Pages 105-141

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eBook $79.99
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Softcover $95.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Music, Radio and the Public Sphere
Book Subtitle
The Aesthetics of Democracy
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39051-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230390515
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39050-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35128-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 225
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