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Ecomusicology : rock, folk, and the environment / Mark Pedelty.

Pedelty, Mark. (Author).

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ebrary - Available to Stanford-affiliated users.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Stan Getz Library ML3534 .P43 2012 37684001082596 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781439907115 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1439907110 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781439907122 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1439907129 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781439907139 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 1439907137 (e-book)
  • Physical Description: xi, 229 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-219) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pop goes the planet : global music and the environmental crisis -- The musical nation : popular music and the American soundscape -- Regional geography in song : music makes place -- Local music : a tonic for the troops?
Summary, etc.:
"Can musicians really make the world more sustainable? Anthropologist Mark Pedelty, joined an eco-oriented band, the Hypoxic Punks, to find out. In his timely and exciting book, Ecomusicology, Pedelty explores the political ecology of rock, from local bands to global superstars. He examines the climate change controversies of U2's 360 Degrees stadium tour - deemed excessive by some - and the struggles of local folk singers who perform songs about the environment. In the process, he raises serious questions about the environmental effects and meanings of music.
Ecomusicology examines the global, national, regional, and historical contexts in which environmental pop is performed. Pedelty reveals the ecological potentials and pitfalls of contemporary popular music, in part through ethnographic fieldwork among performers, audiences, and activists. Ultimately, he explains how popular music dramatically reflects both the contradictions and dreams of communities searching for sustainability."--pub. desc.
Subject: Rock music > History and criticism.
Folk music > History and criticism.
Ecology > Songs and music > History and criticism.

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