Electronic Cities

Music, Policies and Space in the 21st Century

Editors: Darchen, Sebastien, Charrieras, Damien, Willsteed, John (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Analyses the influence of music city policies and planning oriented policies on the development of urban electronic music scenes
  • Explores links between cultural policies and the built form mediated by the creative city discourse
  • Provides a better understanding of what urban electronic music scenes are today, how they operate in the contemporary context, and what kind of policies influence their development
  • Comprises a valuable resource for policy makers, students and academics in Creative Industries/Music Studies/Urban Studies/Urban Planning/Architecture and Urban Design
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 85,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-334-741-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-334-740-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book examines Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scenes in 18 cities across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. It focuses on the historical development of these scenes, with an emphasis on the post-2000 context, including the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-reaching effects. Expert contributors highlight the influence of geographical contexts, as well as cultural and political histories, in the development of mainstream EDM scenes and underground Electronic Dance Music Cultures. This expansive work offers additional insights on cultural and creative policies, planning interventions and regulations associated with nightlife management, and provides a detailed analysis of current challenges inherent to the governance of EDM scenes in contemporary cities.

About the authors

Dr. Sébastien Darchen is Senior Lecturer in Planning at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Dr. Damien Charrieras is an Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong.
Dr. John Willsteed toured the world through the late 80s in The Go-Betweens and is a member of award-winning Brisbane group Halfway. He is Senior Lecturer in Music at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Reviews

Electronic Cities: Music, Policies and Spaces in the 21st Century is a welcome contribution to the ‘urban turn’ in popular music studies. It moves beyond the analysis of styles and venues, setting musical practice within complex networks of policy, economic history and metropolitan politics. These fascinating case studies take us beyond the self-proclaimed ‘capitals’ of electronic music, into a rich variety of cities whose abandoned urban spaces became breeding grounds for music seeking to invent new futures.” (Will Straw, Professor of Urban Media Studies, Department of Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University, Montreal)
Electronic Cities: Music, Policies and Spaces in the 21st Century brings a new perspective to understanding urban development and urban cultural policy-making. The book uncovers an incredible variety of stories and scenes from cities around the globe to help us better understand how music shapes the city and how the city shapes music.” (Carl Grodach, Foundation Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Monash University)
“This new edited collection provides a brilliant insight into the dynamic relationship between electronic dance music cultures and the cities from which they emerge. It investigates the myriad ways in which subcultural narratives are woven into the fabric of a city and how the struggle for space is played out in, on and under its streets. At a moment when the night-time economy is under such threat, this is a handbook for survival.” (Alice O’Grady, Professor in Applied Performance, University of Leeds, UK)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 85,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-334-741-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-334-740-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electronic Cities
Book Subtitle
Music, Policies and Space in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Sebastien Darchen
  • Damien Charrieras
  • John Willsteed
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-334-741-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-4741-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-334-740-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 303
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
Topics