On Popular Music and Its Unruly Entanglements

  • Nick Braae
  • Kai Arne Hansen

Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kai Arne Hansen, Nick Braae
    Pages 1-12
  3. Broad Strokes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Kyle Devine
      Pages 15-37
    3. Alexander C. Harden
      Pages 39-57
    4. Nick Braae
      Pages 83-99
  4. Second Takes

  5. Audiovisual Entanglements

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-269

About this book


On Popular Music and Its Unruly Entanglements comprises eleven essays that explore the myriad ways in which popular music is entwined within social, cultural, musical, historical, and media networks. The authors discuss genres as diverse as mainstream pop, hip hop, classic rock, instrumental synthwave, video game music, amateur ukelele groups, and audiovisual remixes, while also considering the music’s relationship to technological developments, various media and material(itie)s, and personal and social identity. The collection presents a range of different methodologies and theoretical positions, which results in an eclecticism that aptly demonstrates the breadth of contemporary popular music research. The chapters are divided into three major sections that address: wider theoretical and analytical issues (“Broad Strokes”), familiar repertoire or concepts from a new perspective (“Second Takes”), and the meanings to arise from music’s connections with other media forms (“Audiovisual Entanglements”).


Popular Music Research Popular Music Analysis Popular Music Space Musicological Methodology Musicology and Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Nick Braae
    • 1
  • Kai Arne Hansen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Media ArtsWaikato Institute of TechnologyHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Art and Cultural StudiesInland Norway University of Applied SciencesHamarNorway

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