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General Reading List

Issues in Critical Musicology, 2017/18, Semester 2
Professor Derek Scott
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Key Text: Derek B. Scott, ed., Music, culture, and society : a reader (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). It is advisable to purchase this text, because various excerpts are required reading before each seminar.

Adorno, Theodor W. Essays on music , selected, with Introduction, Commentary, and Notes by Richard Leppert, translations by Susan H. Gillespie, and others. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Attali, Jacques. Noise : the political economy of music. [1977]. Trans. Brian Massumi. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1985.

Bellman, Jonathan, ed. The exotic in western music . Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998.

Bohlman, Philip. World music : a very short introduction . New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Born, Georgina and David Hesmondhalgh, eds. Western music and its others : difference, representation, and appropriation in music . Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Brett, Philip, ed. Queering the pitch : the new gay and lesbian musicology . New York: Routledge, 1995.

Frith, Simon. Performing rites : evaluating popular music . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Gloag, Kenneth. Postmodernism in music . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Kramer, Lawrence. Classical music and postmodern knowledge . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Kramer, Jonathan. Postmodern music, postmodern listening. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

Leppert, Richard and McClary, Susan, eds. Music and Society: The Politics of Composition, Performance and Reception . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Locke, Ralph P. Musical exoticism : images and reflections . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

McClary, Susan. Feminine endings : music, gender, and sexuality . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991.

Norris, Christopher, ed. Music and the politics of culture . London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1989.

Scott, Derek B. From the erotic to the demonic : on critical musicology . New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Scott, Derek B. “Introduction,” The Ashgate research companion to popular musicology . Farnham: Ashgate, 2009. 1–21.

Solie, Ruth, ed. Musicology and Difference: Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Southern, Eileen. The Music of Black Americans: A History . New York: Norton, 1971, revised edition 1983.

Subotnik, Rose Rosengard. Deconstructive variations : music and reason in western society . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Tagg, Philip, “‘Black Music’, ‘Afro-American Music’ and ‘European Music’.” Popular music. , 8/3 (1989): 285–98.

Théberge, Paul. Any sound you can imagine : making music/consuming technology . Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1997.

Whiteley, Sheila. Women and popular music : sexuality, identity, and subjectivity . London: Routledge, 2000.

This list was last updated on 31/01/2017