Category Archives: Lecture materials

Week 7 Lecture A materials: Disco and dancing

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Reading

Richard Dyer (2002[1992]) ‘In Defence of Disco’  in Only Entertainment, London: Routledge [Google Books link]

New Formations (2006) ‘Of Borders and Discos’, Issue 58, http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/newformations/issue/nf58.html

Jaap Kooijman (2005) ‘Turn the beat around Richard Dyer’s ‘In Defence of Disco’ revisited’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, p.257-266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367549405051848 [alt link]

Nadine Hubbs  (2007) ‘”I Will Survive”: musical mappings of queer social space in a disco anthem’ Popular Music, 26, pp 231-244 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0261143007001250

Tim Lawrence (2011) “Disco and the Queering of the Dance Floor” in Cultural Studies, Vol 25, No 2, pp.230-243 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2011.535989  [alt link]

Tim Lawrence (2009) “Beyond the Hustle: Seventies Social Dancing, Discotheque Culture and the Emergence of the Contemporary Club Dancer”, in Julie Malnig (ed) Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader.  Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 199-214. [link]

Tim Lawrence (2008) “Disco Madness: Walter Gibbons and the Legacy of Turntablism and Remixology”. Journal of Popular Music Studies, Vol 20, No 3,  276-329. [link]

Tim Lawrence (2006) “‘I Want to See All My Friends At Once’: Arthur Russell and the Queering of Gay Disco”, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Vol 18, No 2, 145-68. [link]

Brian Ward (1998) Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations, University of California Press. Chapter 11: “Take that to the bank”: corporate soul, black capitalism and disco fever”  [library link]

Week 6 Lecture B materials: Post-punk or rip it up and start again

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Reading

David Hesmondhalgh (1997) ‘Post-Punk’s attempt to democratise the music industry: the success and failure of Rough Trade’ in Popular Music, Vol 16, Iss 3, pp 255-274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ S0261143000008400

Simon Reynolds (2006) Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, London: Penguin Books Ltd

Lucy O’ Brien (1995) She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop & Soul , London: Penguin.

Lucy O’Brien (2002), ‘The Woman Punk Made Me’, in Roger Sabin (ed) Punk Rock So What? London: Routledge

Week 6 Lecture A materials: Punk and art rock

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Reading

Albiez, Sean (2009) ‘Punk After ‘Punk’ In The UK: 1978-1984’, unpublished book chapter, https://www.scribd.com/doc/54282068/Punk-After-Punk-in-the-UK-1978-1984

Chambers, Ian (1985) Urban Rhythms: Pop Music and Popular Culture, Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Clark, D. (2003). “The Death and Life of Punk, the Last Subculture‟ in D. Muggleton and R. Weinzerl (eds.). The Post-Subcultures Reader. Oxford: Berg, p. 223-236

Hebdige, Dick (1979) Subculture: The Meaning of Style. London: Routledge.

Marsh, D (1983) The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made, New York: Plume/Penguin.

Savage, Jon (1991/2010) England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock, London: Faber & Faber.

Tsitsos, William (1999) ‘Rules of Rebellion: Slamdancing, Moshing and the American Alternative Scene’, Popular Music, Vol 18, No 3: 397–414.

Week 5 Lecture B materials: Heavy metal thunder

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Reading

Philip Auslander (2006) Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music, University of Michigan Press

Andy Bennett (2000) Cultures of Popular Music, Open University Press, Chapter 3.

Tara Brabazon (2012) Popular Music: Topics, Trends & Trajectories, London: Sage (Chapter IV; Metal)

Marcus Breen (1991) ‘A Stairway To Heaven Or A Highway To Hell?: Heavy Metal Rock Music In The 1990s’, Cultural Studies, Vol 5, No 2, pp.191–203. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502389100490161

Roy Shuker (2001) Understanding Popular Music – 2nd Edition, London: Routledge (Chapters  8 and 12)

Lisa J. Sloat (1998) ‘Incubus: Male Songwriters’ Portrayal of Women’s Sexuality in Pop Metal Music’ in Jonathan Epstein (ed) Youth Culture: Identity in a Postmodern World, Malden, MA, Blackwell Publishers

Robert Walser (1993) Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music, Hanover: Wesleyan/University Press of New England.

Week 5 Lecture A materials: Progressive rock?

 

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Further reading

Chris Atton (2001). ‘Living in the Past’?: value discourses in progressive rock fanzines. Popular Music, 20, pp 29-46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0261143001001295 

Simon Frith (1978) The Sociology of Rock, London

Edward Macan (1997) Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Bill Martin (1996) Music of Yes: Structure and Vision in Progressive Rock, Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company

Bill Martin (1998) Listening to the Future: The Time of Progressive Rock, 1968–1978, Carus Publishing Company [Google books]

Week 4 Lecture A materials: Roots, rocks, reggae: the politics of Bob Marley

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Further reading

Andy Bennett (2001) Cultures of Popular Music, Buckingham: Open University Press. Chapter 5 ‘Reggae and Rasta Culture’ [Google Books]

Lloyd Bradley (2001) Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King,  London: Penguin [Amazon]

Dick Hebdige (1979) Subculture: The Meaning of Style, Methuen,  Chapter 3.

Simon Philo (2011) ‘“They Got to Go”: Ska versus America’, in Response, Issue 9, [link]

Week 3 Lecture B materials: Afrobeat: and the politics of Fela Kuti

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Screening

Wider reading:
Randall F Grass (1986) ‘Fela Anikulapo-Kuti: The Art of an Afrobeat Rebel’, The Drama Review: TDR, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Spring, 1986), pp. 131-148 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1145717

Justin Labinjoh (1982) ‘Fela Anikulapo-Kuti: Protest Music and Social Processes in Nigeria’, Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1, (Sep., 1982), pp. 119-134, http://www.jstor.org/stable/2783979

Tejumola Olaniyan (2001) ‘The Cosmopolitan Nativist_ Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and the Antinomies of Postcolonial Modernity’, Research in African Literatures, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp.76-89, http://www.jstor.org/stable/3820905

Derek  Stanovsky (1998) “Fela and His Wives: The Import of a Postcolonial Masculinity.” Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, July 1998 http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/jouvert/v2i1/STAN.HTM

 

Week 3 Lecture A materials: Soul, funk and protest

Lecture slides

Med332 soul, funk and protest (civil rights movement) from Rob Jewitt

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Further reading

Paul Gilroy (2009) ‘”Get up, get into it and get involved” – Soul, Civil Rights and Black Power’ in John Storey (ed) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader – 4th Edition, Harlow: Pearson. Chapter 31

Brian Ward (1998) Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations, University of California Press. Chapters 5-9 [library link]

Craig Werner (2002) A Change is Gonna Come: Music, Race and the Soul of America, Edinburgh: Cannongate Books Ltd (section 1) [library link]

Joe Stuessy & Scott Lipscomb (2013) Rock and Roll: It’s History and It’s Stylistic Developments, Pearson – Chapter 9,  [library link]

Week 2 Lecture B materials: Music and the American counter-culture

These lecture slides may differ a little from Professor Storey’s presentation but they should be helpful.

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Recommended screening:

Born To Be Wild – The Golden Age of American Rock – Part 1 of 3. Broadcast 27th January 2014, BBC4 [show link]

Recommended reading:

Alf Louvre & Jeffrey Walsh (1988) Tell me lies about Vietnam: cultural battles for the meaning of the war, Milton Keynes: Open University Press [library link]

John Storey (2009) ‘Rockin’ Hegemony: West Coast Rock and Amerika’s War in Vietnam’ in John Storey (ed) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader – 4th Edition, Harlow: Pearson.

See also John Storey (2010) Culture and Power in Cultural Studies: The Politics of Signification, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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