Made in Greece: Studies in Popular Music - Routledge Global Popular Music Series (Hardback)Dafni Tragaki (editor)
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Made in Greece: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Greek popular music. Each essay covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Greece, first presenting a general description of the history and background of popular music in Greece, followed by essays, written by leading scholars of Greek music, that are organized into thematic sections: Hugely Popular, Art-song Trajectories, Greekness beyond Greekness, Counter Stories, and Present Musical Pasts.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
"In her preface to Made in Greece, the editor, anthropologist Dafni Tragaki, proclaims the book's ambitious task, namely `to question established notions of "the popular"' and to `destabilize certainties about what is labelled "Greek popular music" and how we make sense of it' (xi). As it turns out, the book rises quite successfully to the challenge, exposing the Greek case study as particularly conducive to a critical re-evaluation of the term. ... Overall, Made in Greece succeeds in painting a diverse picture of `the popular' in Greek music, while issuing a theoretically-minded challenge to this very category as a substantive, globally-commensurable form." - Oded Erez, Ethnomusicology Forum