UWI BOOKSHOP » Faculty of Humanities and Education » Cultural Studies » CUL060 » PERFORMING RITES: ON THE VALUE OF POPULAR MUSIC
Model: CUL060
ISBN: 9780674661967
Authors: FIRTH, S.
Publishers: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Who's better? Billie Holiday or P. J. Harvey? Blur or Oasis? Dylan or Keats? And how many friendships have ridden on the answer? Such questions aren't merely the stuff of fanzines and idle talk; they inform our most passionate arguments, distill our most deeply held values, make meaning of our ever-changing culture. In Performing Rites, one of the most influential writers on popular music asks what we talk about when we talk about music. What's good, what's bad? What's high, what's low? Why do such distinctions matter? Instead of dismissing emotional response and personal taste as inaccessible to the academic critic, Simon Frith takes these forms of engagement as his subject--and discloses their place at the very center of the aesthetics that structure our culture and color our lives.........