Made in Scotland: Studies in Popular Music (Routledge Global Popular Music) (Paperback)

Made in Scotland: Studies in Popular Music (Routledge Global Popular Music) By Simon Frith (Editor), Martin Cloonan (Editor), John Williamson (Editor) Cover Image

Made in Scotland: Studies in Popular Music (Routledge Global Popular Music) (Paperback)

By Simon Frith (Editor), Martin Cloonan (Editor), John Williamson (Editor)

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Made in Scotland: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, politics, culture, and musicology of twentieth- and twenty-first-century popular music in Scotland. The volume consists of essays by local experts and leading scholars in Scottish music and culture, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of popular music in Scotland. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance. The book includes a general introduction to Scottish popular music, followed by essays organized into three thematic sections: Histories, Politics and Policies, and Futures and Imaginings.

Examining music as cultural expression in a country that is both a nation and a region within a larger state, this volume uses popular music to analyse Scottishness, independence, and diversity and offers new insights into the complexity of cultural identity, the power of historical imagination, and the effects of power structures in music. It is a vital read for scholars and students interested in how popular music interacts with and shapes such issues both within and beyond the borders of Scotland.

Simon Frith is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh, UK.Martin Cloonan is the Director of the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) at the University of Turku, Finland. He is also coordinating editor of Popular Music and sometimes sings in public.John Williamson is a lecturer in Music at the School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032161976
ISBN-10: 1032161973
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 29th, 2023
Pages: 186
Language: English
Series: Routledge Global Popular Music