Sounds and the City

Volume 2

  • Brett Lashua
  • Stephen Wagg
  • Karl Spracklen
  • M. Selim Yavuz

Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Brett Lashua, Stephen Wagg, Karl Spracklen, M. Selim Yavuz
    Pages 1-11
  3. Cities of Origin?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Hillegonda C. Rietveld, Alessio Kolioulis
      Pages 33-53
    3. Brett Lashua
      Pages 77-100
  4. Global Cities?

  5. Legacies and Heritage?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Katie Milestone
      Pages 303-319
    3. Stephen Catterall, Keith Gildart
      Pages 369-387
    4. Brett Lashua, Stephen Wagg, Karl Spracklen, M. Selim Yavuz
      Pages 413-416
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 417-443

About this book


This book draws from a rich history of scholarship about the relations between music and cities, and the global flows between music and urban experience. The contributions in this collection comment on the global city as a nexus of moving people, changing places, and shifting social relations, asking what popular music can tell us about cities, and vice versa.

Since the publication of the first Sounds and the City volume, various movements, changes and shifts have amplified debates about globalization. From the waves of people migrating to Europe from the Syrian civil war and other conflict zones, to the 2016 “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union and American presidential election of Donald Trump. These, and other events, appear to have exposed an anti-globalist retreat toward isolationism and a backlash against multiculturalism that has been termed “post-globalization.” Amidst this, what of popular music? Does music offer renewed spaces and avenues for public protest, for collective action and resistance? What can the diverse​​ histories, hybridities, and legacies of popular music tell us about the ever-changing relations of people and cities?


Urbanism The popular Social relations Nightime economy Globalization

Editors and affiliations

  • Brett Lashua
    • 1
  • Stephen Wagg
    • 2
  • Karl Spracklen
    • 3
  • M. Selim Yavuz
    • 4
  1. 1.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK
  2. 2.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK
  3. 3.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK
  4. 4.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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