Cassette Culture

📒Cassette Culture ✍ Peter Manuel

✏Book Title : Cassette Culture
✏Author : Peter Manuel
✏Publisher : University of Chicago Press
✏Release Date : 1993-05-01
✏Pages : 302
✏ISBN : 0226504018
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Cassette Culture Book Summary : In Cassette Culture, Peter Manuel tells how a new mass medium—the portable cassette player—caused a major upheaval in popular culture in the world's second-largest country. The advent of cassette technology in the 1980s transformed India's popular music industry from the virtual monopoly of a single multinational LP manufacturer to a free-for-all among hundreds of local cassette producers. The result was a revolution in the quantity, quality, and variety of Indian popular music and its patterns of dissemination and consumption. Manuel shows that the cassette revolution, however, has brought new contradictions and problems to Indian culture. While inexpensive cassettes revitalized local subcultures and community values throughout the subcontinent, they were also a vehicle for regional and political factionalism, new forms of commercial vulgarity, and, disturbingly, the most provocative sorts of hate-mongering and religious chauvinism. Cassette Culture is the first scholarly account of Indian popular music and the first case study of a technological revolution now occurring throughout the world. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in modern India, communications theory, world popular music, or contemporary global culture.

📒Mix Tape ✍ Thurston Moore

✏Book Title : Mix Tape
✏Author : Thurston Moore
✏Publisher : Universe Pub
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 95
✏ISBN : UOM:39015057553052
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mix Tape Book Summary : Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture is the first book to focus on the unique confluence of cassette culture, featuring stories, essays and images from tapes compiled by and for friends, family and lovers over the last twenty years.

✏Book Title : Palestine Israel and the Politics of Popular Culture
✏Author : Ted Swedenburg
✏Publisher : Duke University Press
✏Release Date : 2005-06-22
✏Pages : 422
✏ISBN : 9780822386872
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Palestine Israel and the Politics of Popular Culture Book Summary : This important volume rethinks the conventional parameters of Middle East studies through attention to popular cultural forms, producers, and communities of consumers. The volume has a broad historical scope, ranging from the late Ottoman period to the second Palestinian uprising, with a focus on cultural forms and processes in Israel, Palestine, and the refugee camps of the Arab Middle East. The contributors consider how Palestinian and Israeli popular culture influences and is influenced by political, economic, social, and historical processes in the region. At the same time, they follow the circulation of Palestinian and Israeli cultural commodities and imaginations across borders and checkpoints and within the global marketplace. The volume is interdisciplinary, including the work of anthropologists, historians, sociologists, political scientists, ethnomusicologists, and Americanist and literary studies scholars. Contributors examine popular music of the Palestinian resistance, ethno-racial “passing” in Israeli cinema, Arab-Jewish rock, Euro-Israeli tourism to the Arab Middle East, Internet communities in the Palestinian diaspora, café culture in early-twentieth-century Jerusalem, and more. Together, they suggest new ways of conceptualizing Palestinian and Israeli political culture. Contributors. Livia Alexander, Carol Bardenstein, Elliott Colla, Amy Horowitz, Laleh Khalili, Mary Layoun, Mark LeVine, Joseph Massad, Melani McAlister, Ilan Pappé, Rebecca L. Stein, Ted Swedenburg, Salim Tamari

✏Book Title : Culture in the Contemporary PRC
✏Author : Michel Hockx
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2005-12-26
✏Pages : 202
✏ISBN : 0521681243
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Culture in the Contemporary PRC Book Summary : The volume examines Chinese cultural studies, from rock music to revolutionary museums.

📒The Music Sound ✍ Nicolae Sfetcu

✏Book Title : The Music Sound
✏Author : Nicolae Sfetcu
✏Publisher : Nicolae Sfetcu
✏Release Date : 2014-05-07
✏Pages :
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Music Sound Book Summary : A guide for music: compositions, events, forms, genres, groups, history, industry, instruments, language, live music, musicians, songs, musicology, techniques, terminology , theory, music video. Music is a human activity which involves structured and audible sounds, which is used for artistic or aesthetic, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes. The traditional or classical European aspects of music often listed are those elements given primacy in European-influenced classical music: melody, harmony, rhythm, tone color/timbre, and form. A more comprehensive list is given by stating the aspects of sound: pitch, timbre, loudness, and duration. Common terms used to discuss particular pieces include melody, which is a succession of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord, which is a simultaneity of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord progression, which is a succession of chords (simultaneity succession); harmony, which is the relationship between two or more pitches; counterpoint, which is the simultaneity and organization of different melodies; and rhythm, which is the organization of the durational aspects of music.

📒Japanoise ✍ David Novak

✏Book Title : Japanoise
✏Author : David Novak
✏Publisher : Duke University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-06-03
✏Pages : 292
✏ISBN : 9780822353928
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Japanoise Book Summary : Drawing on more than a decade of research in Japan and the United States, David Novak traces the "cultural feedback" that generates and sustains Noise, an underground music genre combining distortion and electronic effects.

📒Pop Culture India ✍ Asha Kasbekar

✏Book Title : Pop Culture India
✏Author : Asha Kasbekar
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 2006-01
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781851096367
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Pop Culture India Book Summary : Looks at popular culture in India, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.

📒Power Plays ✍ Andrew N. Weintraub

✏Book Title : Power Plays
✏Author : Andrew N. Weintraub
✏Publisher : Ohio University Press
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 295
✏ISBN : 9780896802407
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Power Plays Book Summary : Power Plays is the first scholarly book in English on wayang golek, the Sundanese rod-puppet theater of West Java. It is a detailed and lively account of the ways in which performers of this major Asian theatrical form have engaged with political discourses in Indonesia and shaped technological and commercial conditions of art and performance in a modernizing society.

📒The Resisting Muse ✍ Ian Peddie

✏Book Title : The Resisting Muse
✏Author : Ian Peddie
✏Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 228
✏ISBN : 0754651142
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Resisting Muse Book Summary : This volume examines the various ways popular music has been deployed as anti-establishment and how such opposition both influences and responds to the music produced. The book's contemporary focus (largely post-1975) allows for comprehensive coverage of extremely diverse forms of popular music in relation to the creation of communities of protest. The Resisting Muse examines how the forms and aims of social protest music are contingent upon the audience's ability to invest the music with the 'appropriate' political meaning.

✏Book Title : Fingerprinting Popular Culture
✏Author : Nandy
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 197
✏ISBN : MINN:31951D02498262V
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Fingerprinting Popular Culture Book Summary : Cinema in India has always been a play of middle-class sensibilities and fantasy life. And, this middle class now seems to have come into its own. From the time of Indira Gandhi, the political agendas of political parties and leaders have been increasingly shaped by middle-class consciousness and popular cinema has become for this class both an ideological phalanx and a major vehicle of self-expression. The media-exposed public in turn has become more accessible through the mythic structures and larger-than-life figures of popular cinema. The medium has become a new, more powerful language of public discourse. This book, like its companion volume The Secret Politics of our Desires (1998), is a product of this awareness. It uses Indian popular cinema to reexamine the relationships among society, politics, and culture. The six essays in it, mostly by contributors from outside the world of film studies and film criticism, span topics such as showmanship and stylization of images; the human characterization of abstract concepts such as good and evil; the open-ended, episodic and fragmented nature of the narrative, cemented together through devices such as family "history" and "filial love"; and the re-emergence of "Hindustani" as a secular language of film. The essays also cover popular cinema's fear of using comedy when dealing with the legitimacy and authority of the state; the "ideal" femininity conjured by Lata Mangeshkar's voice; and the debts to Hollywood and the carnivalesque that shape Guru Dutt's comedies.