This collection launches from the Cultural Turn, but it will also incorporate key articles from the early social science of pop music. The aim will be to provide researchers and libraries with a four volume distillation of the best that has been thought and published in the academic study of popular music.
Volume One: History and Theoretical Traditions provides the historical and theoretical anchor for the remainder of the set.
Volume Two: Mode of Production brings together material that relates the production of popular music to technology, production, distribution and consumption, amongst others.
Volume Three: Institutions of Popular Music examines the academic literature on the main social and 'cultural intermediaries' of popular music such as impression managers, new systems of music promotion and informal politics.
Volume Four: Cultures and Subcultures of Popular Music guides the reader through music subcultures, audiences and globalization.