Traces of the Spirit The Religious Dimensions of Popular Music
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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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Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Robin Sylvan is Assistant Professor of Religion and the Arts at the College of Wooster in Ohio.
|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|
|About the Author|