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Fabricating the Absolute Fake - Revised Edition

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ISBN: 9789089645593 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_610630 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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When rock star Bono told Oprah Winfrey that America is an ideal that is supposed to be contagious, the talk show host was moved to tears. Such an imagined America, rather than the nation-state USA, is the topic of Fabricating the Absolute Fake. Pop and politics become intertwined, as Hollywood, television, and celebrities spread the American Dream around the world. Using concepts such as the absolute fake and karaoke Americanism, the book examines this global mediation as well as the way America is appropriated in pop culture produced outside of the USA, as demonstrated by such diverse cultural icons as the Elvis-inspired crooner Lee Towers and the Moroccan-Dutch rapper Ali B. This revised and extended edition includes a new chapter on Barack Obama and Michael Jackson as global celebrities and a new afterword on teaching American pop culture.

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media --- pop culture --- culture

Antiquipop : La référence à l’Antiquité dans la culture populaire contemporaine

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ISBN: 9782356680662 DOI: 10.4000/books.momeditions.3299 Language: French
Publisher: MOM Éditions
Subject: Arts in general
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Citée discrètement, utilisée comme toile de fond ou comme motif principal, l’Antiquité irrigue, inspire et influence les productions audiovisuelles contemporaines de tout genre. La culture classique occupe en effet une place majeure dans la construction des sociétés occidentales et fait depuis de nombreuses années l’objet de travaux scientifiques, notamment dans les pays anglo-saxons. Ces études, que certains nomment les « reception studies », commencent depuis peu à intéresser la recherche française. Cependant, celle-ci se concentre avant tout sur l’époque moderne et les débuts de la période contemporaine, délaissant la période la plus actuelle. De plus, les études concernant les manifestations les plus récentes de l’Antiquité dans la culture populaire se consacrent généralement à la littérature, à la bande dessinée et aux péplums, ceux de la vague d’après 2000 ayant cependant été peu traités. Ce volume rassemble les actes du colloque Antiquipop qui s’est tenu en mai 2016 à Lyon. Il propose de se concentrer sur les références à l’Antiquité dans la culture populaire la plus contemporaine, et sur des supports trop peu considérés : le jeu vidéo, les séries télévisées, l’art, la musique pop… Ces médias, à la fois divers et interconnectés, et pour la plupart issus de la culture de masse, constituent une vaste interface entre nos sociétés et la culture classique : y étudier la présence de l’Antiquité fournit un miroir de notre époque et de notre rapport au passé, que les auteurs réunis ici proposent de saisir. En abordant des figures emblématiques, telles qu’Alexandre ou Cléopâtre, ou des références mythologiques, comme les sirènes ou les Amazones, ces actes offrent un panorama de ces représentations dans la culture populaire contemporaine et suggèrent d’analyser notre relation à l’Antiquité, dans toute sa profondeur et sa complexité.

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Antiquity --- pop culture

Thoughtrave: An Interdimensional Conversation with Lady Gaga

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ISBN: 9780692686911 Year: Pages: 206 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0138.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Music
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Thoughtrave is the immediate and most detailed archive of Lady Gaga’s emotional, intellectual, philosophical, and spiritual evolution, a reclaiming of her art (and humanity) from within the center of her celebrity during one of the most difficult transitions of her career: Summer 2013­–Fall 2014. I don’t like being used to make money. I feel sad when I am overworked and that I just become a money making machine and that my passion and my creativity take a backseat. That makes me unhappy. So, what did I do? I started to say no. Not doing that. I don’t want to do that. I’m not taking that picture. Not going to that event. Not standing by that because that’s not what I stand for. Thoughtrave marks perhaps the most important (and unconditional, unpublished, unencumbered) insights into the music industry, as well as into the personal battles that accompanied her transition from Stefani to Gaga. “It’s one of those rare moments in life when you ask a question of someone you’ve admired for many years and receive the most honest of answers leading both people into a relationship that was and remains one of the most important of my life,” says Baum, a professor, producer, composer, writer, editor, and activist for adjunct professors. As Baum explains to Stefani in one of the many interviews published here for the first time, It’s uncanny for me to look back at 2008–2011 — when I was intensely meditating on the problem “Why is there any being at all?” — to find evidence of your intervention here with me…to find you, back then…before I knew you. It was almost as if I was playing the Bruce Willis character in Twelve Monkeys, overshooting my mark in time/space, aiming for this particular conversation but speaking through Ereignis (life gives) to a moment I (and many others) call “headphones on.”

The Beatles on Film

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Book Series: Film ISBN: 9783839408858 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.14361/9783839408858 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Performing Arts
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This book provides the production history and a contextual interpretation of The Beatles' movies (A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Yellow Submarine, Let It Be) and describes their ability to project the group's image at different stages in their career. It also includes a discussion of all of The Beatles' promotional films and videos, as well as their television cartoon series and the self-produced television special Magical Mystery Tour. Along with The Beatles' feature movies and promos, this analysis also contains documentaries, such as The Compleat Beatles and Anthology, as well as dramatizations of the band's history, such as Backbeat, The Hours and Times, and Two of Us.

Manga Vision

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Book Series: Cultural Studies ISBN: 9781925377071 9781925523041 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Monash University Publishing Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101453
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Manga Vision examines cultural and communicative aspects of Japanese comics, drawing together scholars from Japan, Australia and Europe working in areas as diverse as cultural studies, linguistics, education, music, art, anthropology, and translation, to explore the influence of manga in Japan and worldwide via translation, OEL manga and fan engagement. This volume includes a mix of theoretical, methodological, empirical and professional practice-based chapters, examining manga from both academic and artistic perspectives. Manga Vision also provides the reader with a multimedia experience, featuring original artwork by Australian manga artist Queenie Chan, cosplay photographs, and an online supplement offering musical compositions inspired by manga, and downloadable manga-related teaching resources.

No Time for Losers

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Book Series: Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung ISBN: 9783839409831 Year: Pages: 178 DOI: 10.14361/9783839409831 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Education
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Charts und Airplaylisten, Umfragen und Votings - nirgends sonst wird so öffentlich gemessen und hierarchisiert wie in der populären Musik. Daneben existieren unter Fans und Fachleuten zahlreiche »geheime« Kanones. Das Wissen um den Rang einer Band, eines Stücks oder einer Einspielung ist Macht- und Distinktionsgewinn. Noch nie sind so viele ratgebende Bücher und Zeitschriften über die »100/50/18/3 besten Platten« erschienen, die »alles, was man wissen muss«, in kompakter Form vorerzählen. Die Definitionsmacht dieser populären Kanones ist unter Fans und Journalisten hart umkämpft. Erstmals für die deutschsprachige Popularmusikforschung beleuchtet dieser Band das Phänomen aus den Perspektiven verschiedener Musiken, Zeiten und Wissenschaftsdisziplinen.

Pop Sounds

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Book Series: texte zur populären musik ISBN: 9783839401507 Year: Pages: 234 DOI: 10.14361/9783839401507 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Music
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Das Sound-Design bildet in der Popmusik eine entscheidende Komponente der kreativen Gestaltung und des ästhetischen Empfindens. Nicht der Ton macht die Musik, sondern dem Sound verdankt die Popmusik einen Großteil ihrer emotionalen Wirkung und ihres kommunikativen Gehalts. Zugleich ist Sound ein wichtiges Mittel zur sozialen Positionierung von Musikern und Hörern. Im vorliegenden Band wird erstmals der Versuch unternommen, dieser weitreichenden Bedeutung von Sound auf die Spur zu kommen und damit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur bislang ungeschriebenen Sound-Geschichte zu leisten - mit Beispielen, die von den Beatles und Stones über Kraftwerk, Ramones und Nirvana bis hin zu Blumfeld, den Strokes oder zur so genannten Weltmusik reichen.

Klang – Struktur – Konzept

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Book Series: Studien zur Popularmusik ISBN: 9783839409305 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.14361/9783839409305 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Music
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Welche Bedeutung haben musikalische Klangbilder, kompositorische Strukturen und ästhetische Konzepte der Kunstmusik des 20. Jahrhunderts für Free Jazz und Improvisationsmusik? Die Studien in diesem Buch bieten breit gefächerte Einblicke in die kreative Transformation von musikalischen Elementen und analysieren zugrunde liegende Motivationen und deren künstlerische Resultate sowie die sie begleitenden Erläuterungen der Musikkritik. Eine Verbindung verschiedener Analysemethoden erschließt dabei die Relevanz Neuer Musik in improvisatorischen Musikpraktiken und zeigt die divergierenden Perspektiven zwischen künstlerischer Originalität und theoretischer Kanonisierung auf.

Philosophie des HipHop

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Book Series: X-Texte zu Kultur und Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783839441527 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.14361/9783839441527 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Music
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Philosophers and rappers jointly explore in discussions, texts, songs, comments and spontaneous associations what philosophy of hip-hop means, the focus being on living philosophyzing. Philosophyzing in the sense of hip-hop requires getting personally involved. What is dreaded is not amateurism but copying the thoughts of others. In the confrontation with the thoughts of others, your own thoughts flash through your head. Authenticity, respectively realness and creativity: These are the ethical values of hip-hop. The philosophy of hip-hop does not mean talking philosophy but doing philosophy – namely when facing the challenges of modern life. The philosophy of hip-hop means performing what's happening.

Popular Music and Public Diplomacy

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Book Series: Studien zur Popularmusik ISBN: 9783837643589 9783839443583 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/9783839443583 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101986
Subject: Music
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In the early years of the Cold War, Western nations increasingly adopted strategies of public diplomacy involving popular music. While the diplomatic use of popular music was initially limited to such genres as jazz, the second half of the 20th century saw a growing presence of various popular genres in diplomatic contexts, including rock, punk, reggae, and hip-hop. This volume illuminates the interrelation of popular music and public diplomacy from a transnational and transdisciplinary angle. The contributions argue that, as popular music has been a crucial factor in international relations, its diplomatic use has substantially impacted the global musical landscape of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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