Discographies: Dance Music, Culture and the Politics of Sound

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Experiencing disco, hip hop, house, techno, drum 'n' bass and garage, Discographies plots a course through the transatlantic dance scene of the last last twenty-five years. It discusses the problems posed by contemporary dance culture of both academic and cultural study and finds these origins in the history of opposition to music as a source of sensory pleasure.
Discussing such issues as technology, club space. drugs, the musical body, gender, sexuality and pleasure, Discographies explores the ecstatic experiences at the heart of contemporary dance culture. It suggests why politicians and agencies as diverse as the independent music press and public broadcasting should be so hostile to this cultural phenomenon.
 

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THE TRIBAL RITES OF SATURDAY NIGHT Discos and intellectuals
1
MUSIC MEANING AND PLEASURE From Plato to disco
38
THE METAPHYSICS OF MUSIC
54
TAKE YOUR PARTNER BY THE HAND Dance music gender and sexuality
83
METAL MACHINE MUSICS Technology subjectivity and reception
110
NO MUSIC NO DANCING Capitalist modernity and the legacy of Puritanism
146
THE POLITICS OF POPULAR CULTURE
158
BIBLIOGRAPHY
187
INDEX
193
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Sobre el autor (1999)

Jeremy Gilbert is currently teaching in the Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London. He is contributor to Living Through Pop and The Moderniser's Dilemma. Ewan Pearson has been a visiting lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of East London. He is now a full-time musician and has recorded for several Uk dance labels including Glasgow's Soma recordings.

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