Traces of the Spirit The Religious Dimensions of Popular Music

ISBN-10: 0814798098
ISBN-13: 9780814798096
Edition: 2002
Authors: Robin Sylvan
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Description: Examining the religious dimensions of popular music subcultures, Sylvan charts the influence and religious aspects of popular music in contemporary mainstream culture and analyses the religious significance of the audience's experiences & rituals.

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 291
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Examining the religious dimensions of popular music subcultures, Sylvan charts the influence and religious aspects of popular music in contemporary mainstream culture and analyses the religious significance of the audience's experiences & rituals.

Robin Sylvan is Assistant Professor of Religion and the Arts at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Traces of the Spirit: The Hidden Religious Dimensions of Popular Music
Theoretical, Structural, and Historical Background
The Connection between Music and Religion
West African Possession Religion and American Popular Music
Popular Music Subcultures as Religion: A Comparative Analysis Based on Ethnographic Research
Eyes of the World: The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads
The Dance Music Continuum: House, Rave, and Electronic Dance Music
Stairway to Heaven, Highway to Hell: Heavy Metal and Metalheads
The Message: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture
Conclusion: There's More to the Picture than Meets the Eye
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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