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Performing Rites

On the Value of Popular Music

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$32.00 • £27.95 • €29.95

ISBN 9780674661967

Publication Date: 02/06/1998


360 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Music Talk
    • The Value Problem in Cultural Studies
    • The Sociological Response
    • Common Sense and the Language of Criticism
    • Genre Rules
  • On Music Itself
    • Where Do Sounds Come From?
    • Rhythm: Race, Sex, and the Body
    • Rhythm: Time, Sex, and the Mind
    • Songs as Texts
    • The Voice
    • Performance
    • Technology and Authority
  • Why Music Matters
    • The Meaning of Music
    • Toward a Popular Aesthetic
  • Notes
  • Index

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