Pop Music and Hip Ennui

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (USA) Release date: 2019-12-12

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In Pop Music and Hip Ennui: A Sonic Fiction of Capitalist Realism, Macon Holt provides the imaginative and analytical resources to think with contemporary pop music to investigate the ambivalences of contemporary culture and the potentials in it for change. Drawing on Kodwo Eshun's practice of Sonic Fiction and Mark Fisher's analytical framework of capitalist realism, Holt explores the multiplicities contained in contemporary pop from sensation to abstraction and from the personal to the political. Pop Music and Hip Ennui unravels the assumptions embedded in the cultural and critical analysis of popular music. In doing so, it provides new ways to understand the experience of listening to pop music and living in the sonic atmosphere it produces. This book neither excuses pop's oppressive tendencies nor dismisses the pleasures of its sensations.

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Genre: Theory of music & musicology

Collection: Bloomsbury Academic

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781501346675

Additional Information

Genre: Theory of music & musicology

Collection: Bloomsbury Academic

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781501346675

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