To the Ends of the Earth: Northern Soul and Southern Nights in Western Australia (Hardback)
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To the Ends of the Earth: Northern Soul and Southern Nights in Western Australia (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 04/04/2013
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Northern Soul is a cultural phenomenon twice removed from its original source in Britain in the late 1960s. Rooted in gospel and rhythm and blues music, with pounding "four-to-the floor" beats, it is often accompanied by swirling strings, vibraphone flourishes, and infectious clapping. Since the 1960s Northern Soul has spread globally, via the Internet and migration, to such unlikely places as Medellin in Colombia. By giving voice to the members of this scene, this book explores theories about how identity and cultural literacy evolve through engagement with popular culture. It seeks to contribute to understandings about patterns of economic and media consumption, informal learning, intercultural communication, and about how migrants perceive themselves and form connections with others.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761860785
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 236 x 161 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Their book explores in detail how music, memory, and place combine and recombine to make this music meaningful again in another new home, adding another vital piece of the jigsaw to our understanding of popular music culture. -- Tim Wall, professor of radio and popular music studies, Birmingham City University
[This book] brings into clear relief ways that soul music has traveled and continues to travel dynamically across international borders. This book significantly extends the expanding research on Northern Soul and the power and efficacy of African American musical aesthetics and cultural products. -- Kimasi Browne, director of Ethnomusicology and Music Research, Azusa Pacific University
. . . shows the practical roles played by various forms of cultural literacy in orienting how subjects identify with, navigate through, and utilize different cultural categories, genres, spaces, and sites. -- Tony Schirato, School of English Film Theatre and Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

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