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Introduction

Introduction  

Richard Carlin

in Country Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
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Nov 2019
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9780190902872
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190902841.003.0009
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chapter
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9780190902841
The Introduction explains that like all popular music styles, the best country music balances the personal with the commercial; it is both nostalgic and progressive, reflecting earlier ... More
1. What does film music do?

1. What does film music do?  

Kathryn Kalinak

in Film Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365685
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195370874.003.0001
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9780195370874
Music in film achieves a number of things: it establishes setting; it creates atmosphere; it calls attention to elements; it reinforces or foreshadows narrative developments; it gives ... More
3. Why does film music work?

3. Why does film music work?  

Kathryn Kalinak

in Film Music: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365685
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195370874.003.0003
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9780195370874
Film music has power over its audience. Why? There is a body of theory about the sources of film's powers and pleasures, and the way in which they are tied to the presence of music in film. ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Kathryn Kalinak

in Film Music: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365685
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10.1093/actrade/9780195370874.003.0008
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9780195370874
Film music continues to be a part of film production today. Its practice has become indispensable to the marketability of films worldwide. Soundtracks often precede a film's release and may ... More
4. Music of the folk

4. Music of the folk  

Philip V. Bohlman

in World Music: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780191867583
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10.1093/actrade/9780198829140.003.0004
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9780198829140
If folk music made it possible to imagine world music, it did so from a European perspective. ‘Music of the folk’ examines what concepts of folk and nationality meant to Hungarian composers ... More
1. ‘Movement of Jah people’: the history of Rastafari in Jamaica

1. ‘Movement of Jah people’: the history of Rastafari in Jamaica  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0002
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9780199584529
Jamaica is steeped in the tradition of charismatic preachers proclaiming divine messages, at least since the 1860s, a decade of spiritual interest and excitement in Christianity. The most ... More
6. ‘The head cornerstone’: Rastafari and Caribbean culture

6. ‘The head cornerstone’: Rastafari and Caribbean culture  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0007
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Rastafari came from humble beginnings, yet it was able to become a huge creative force influencing cultural production in Jamaica and beyond. The influence Rastafari has had on contemporary ... More
1. Roots of the blues

1. Roots of the blues  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365760
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0002
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9780195398939
‘The roots of the blues’ outlines the genesis of blues music. Blues music hit the mainstream in 1912, when W.C. Hardy's Memphis Blues caused a national craze. The roots of the blues can be ... More
Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Slobin

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365753
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195395020.001.0001
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book
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9780195395020
Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction explores a remarkably diverse musical genre. It considers folk musical traditions from across the globe, everything from music to ... More
Film Music: A Very Short Introduction

Film Music: A Very Short Introduction  

Kathryn Kalinak

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365685
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195370874.001.0001
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book
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9780195370874
Film Music: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the most central issues in the practice of film music. What is film music? How is it composed? How does film music work? The ... More
Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction

Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction  

Timothy Rice

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199794379.001.0001
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book
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9780199794379
Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction describes this growing discipline, showing how modern researchers go about studying music from around the world, looking for insights ... More
6. Vagabond reverie

6. Vagabond reverie  

Robert Wokler

in Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.003.0006
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9780192801982
‘Vagabond reverie’ assesses the inspiration and imagination that shaped Rousseau's work. The New Héloïse was written as a work of fantasy to help him to deal with his unrequited love for ... More
1. The formation of Augustine's mind: Cicero, Mani, Plato, Christ

1. The formation of Augustine's mind: Cicero, Mani, Plato, Christ  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0001
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9780192854520
Augustine was a prolific writer. He was born in ad 354 and died in 430. He lived mostly in Roman North Africa. ‘The formation of Augustine's mind: Cicero, Mani, Plato, Christ’ looks at how ... More
4. Morality and its Discontents

4. Morality and its Discontents  

Michael Tanner

in Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.003.0004
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9780192854148
Nietzsche's fundamental concern throughout his life was to plot the relationship between suffering and culture, or cultures. ‘Morality and its Discontents’ shows that correlative with this ... More
9. Philosophizing with a Hammer

9. Philosophizing with a Hammer  

Michael Tanner

in Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776670
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.003.0009
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9780192854148
‘Philosophizing with a Hammer’ is concerned with Nietzsche's work in 1888, the last year of his sane life, where he devoted himself to further polemics, written in a style of hard clarity ... More
15. Every night a fest noz: the new Celtomania

15. Every night a fest noz: the new Celtomania  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0015
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9780192804181
Brittany, more than any other Celtic-speaking country, rejoices in its past. Fest nozou and fêtes folkloriques always involve traditional Breton music and group dancing. Traditional village ... More
8. The Koran as worship

8. The Koran as worship  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776311
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0008
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9780192853448
The Koran plays a significant role in Muslim worship. The Muslim worshipper does not read the Koran, it is recited. ‘The Koran as worship’ looks at the place the Koran plays in Muslim life. ... More
4. The culture of postmodernism

4. The culture of postmodernism  

Christopher Butler

in Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775550
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.003.0004
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9780192802392
‘The culture of postmodernism’ considers postmodernism in the fields of literature, music, art, and architecture. The postmodern fiction that involves an ontological uncertainty about the ... More
4. Rastafari international: the making of a global movement

4. Rastafari international: the making of a global movement  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777844
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199584529
The Rastafari movement has spread throughout the Caribbean, to Caribbean immigrant communities in Europe and North America, to African diasporic people and Africans on the continents, and ... More
5. Body and soul

5. Body and soul  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778001
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589937.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199589937
Australia's climate, location, colonial past, and American cultural influences have affected its national leisure pursuits. ‘Body and soul’ looks at the importance of fitness, sport, beach ... More

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