The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

Allan Moore (Editor), Paul Carr (Editor)

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Co-edited by prof. Paul Carr and prof. Allan Moore, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research is the first comprehensive academic survey of the field of rock music as it stands today. More than 50 years into its life and we still ask - what is rock music, why is it studied, and how does it work, both as music and as cultural activity? This volume draws together 37 of the leading academics working on rock to provide answers to these questions and many more. The text is divided into four major sections: practice of rock (analysis, performance, and recording); theories; business of rock; and social and culture issues. Each chapter combines two approaches, providing a summary of current knowledge of the area concerned as well as the consequences of that research and suggesting profitable subsequent directions to take. This text investigates and presents the field at a level of depth worthy of something which has had such a pervasive influence on the lives of millions. The book contains a sole authored chapter by Carr (Rock Music Pedagogy in the UK and US: Ignorance or Elitism') in addition to an introduction co-authored with prof. Allan Moore (Rock Music's Emergence, Censorship and Perceived Death).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages640
ISBN (Electronic)978-1501330476 , 978-1501330469
ISBN (Print)978-1501330452
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameBloomsbury Handbooks
PublisherBloomsbury Academic


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