In this Book

summary

Can musicians really make the world more sustainable? Anthropologist Mark Pedelty, joined an eco-oriented band, the Hypoxic Punks, to find out. In his timely and exciting book, Ecomusicology, Pedelty explores the political ecology of rock, from local bands to global superstars. He examines the climate change controversies of U2's 360 Degrees stadium tour—deemed excessive by some—and the struggles of local folk singers who perform songs about the environment. In the process, he raises serious questions about the environmental effects and meanings on music.

Ecomusicology examines the global, national, regional, and historical contexts in which environmental pop is performed. Pedelty reveals the ecological potentials and pitfalls of contemporary popular music, in part through ethnographic fieldwork among performers, audiences, and activists. Ultimately, he explains how popular music dramatically reflects both the contradictions and dreams of communities searching for sustainability.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 1. Pop Goes the Planet: Global Music and the Environmental Crisis
  2. pp. 13-48
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 2. The Musical Nation: Popular Music and the American Soundscape
  2. pp. 49-82
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 3. Regional Geography in Song: Music Makes Place
  2. pp. 83-128
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 4. Local Music: A Tonic for the Troops?
  2. pp. 129-198
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 199-204
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. References
  2. pp. 205-220
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Permissions
  2. pp. 221-222
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-229
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. About the Author
  2. p. 230
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9781439907139
Related ISBN
9781439907122
MARC Record
OCLC
830023572
Pages
242
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.