Sounds and the City

Popular Music, Place, and Globalization

  • Brett Lashua
  • Karl Spracklen
  • Stephen Wagg

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Sounds and the City

    1. Brett Lashua, Stephen Wagg, Karl Spracklen
      Pages 1-15
  3. Cities of Origin?

  4. Consumption, Hybridization, and Globalization

  5. Music, Heritage, and Urban Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Eric Porter
      Pages 243-257
    3. John Connell, Chris Gibson
      Pages 285-301
    4. Stephen Wagg, Karl Spracklen, Brett Lashua
      Pages 317-319
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 320-323

About this book


This book explores the ways in which Western-derived music connects with globalization, hybridity, consumerism and the flow of cultures. Both as local terrain and as global crossroads, cities remain fascinating spaces of cultural contestation and meaning-making via the composing, playing, recording and consumption of popular music.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Brett Lashua
    • 1
  • Karl Spracklen
    • 1
  • Stephen Wagg
    • 1
  1. 1.Leeds Metropolitan UniversityUK

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