What is popular music studies? some observations

Cloonan, M. (2005) What is popular music studies? some observations. British Journal of Music Education, 22(1), pp. 77-93. (doi:10.1017/S026505170400600X)

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Popular Music Studies (PMS) is now taught in over 20 higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK and numerous others across the world. This article outlines the constituent parts of PMS in the UK and questions its status as a discipline in its own right. It concludes by arguing that, having established itself, PMS will need to deal with two key pressures in modern academic life – those of conducting research and widening participation. In the former instance, PMS might have to be pragmatic, in the latter lies potential for radicalism.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cloonan, Professor Martin
Authors: Cloonan, M.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Journal Name:British Journal of Music Education
ISSN (Online):1469-2104
Published Online:30 March 2005

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