• Will StrawEmail author
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This Afterword locates the study of music and the night in relation to several new developments in cultural analysis. One of these is the emergence of “night studies” as an interdisciplinary enterprise devoted to examining the night in its social, economic, cultural and environmental dimensions. Another is what I call the “urbanization” of popular music studies—their increasing concern with music’s place within the politics of proximity characteristic of the contemporary city. These developments have provided a rich context in which music’s relationship to the night may be understood.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Art History and Communications StudiesMcGill UniversityQuebecCanada

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