Happy Holidays—Our $30 Gift Card just for you, and books ship free! Shop now>>

Pop Music, Culture and Identity

Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night

Editors: Stahl, Geoff, Bottà, Giacomo (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Serves as the first book that takes a multidisciplinary and international approach to the relationship between popular music and the night
  • Brings together studies drawn from sociology, history, cultural studies, geography, film studies and beyond from contributors hailing from across the globe
  • Offers a rich overview of the complex relationship between the night and popular music to scholars, students and professionals across a number of disciplines and interests
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99786-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99785-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

The night and popular music have long served to energise one another, such that they appear inextricably bound together as trope and topos. This history of reciprocity has produced a range of resonant and compelling imaginaries, conjured up through countless songs and spaces dedicated to musical life after dark. Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night is one of the first volumes to examine the relationship between night and popular music. Its scope is interdisciplinary and geographically diverse.

The contributors gathered here explore how the problems, promises, and paradoxes of the night and music play off of one another to produce spaces of solace and sanctuary as well as underpinning strategies designed to police, surveil and control movements and bodies. This edited collection is a welcome addition to debates and discussions about the cultures of the night and how popular music plays a continuing role in shaping them.

About the authors

Geoff Stahl is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His research areas include cities, scenes, subcultures, semiotics, popular music and advertising. He has published on music making in Montreal, Berlin and Wellington.

Giacomo Bottà is a grant researcher and part-time lecturer in cultural urban studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has researched and written about post-punk in Manchester and Düsseldorf, social beat and poetry slam in Berlin, punk in Turin and Tampere, a Clash gig in Bologna and about music scenes in declining industrial cities in general. He edited Invisible Landscapes: Popular Music and Spatiality (2016).

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: Because the Night…

    Pages 1-18

    Bottà, Giacomo (et al.)

  • “In the Pitch Black Dark”: Searching for a “Proper Allnighter” in the Current Northern Soul Scene

    Pages 21-34

    Raine, Sarah

  • Putting Paris and Berlin on Show: Nightlife in the Struggles to Define Cities’ International Position

    Pages 35-48

    Picaud, Myrtille

  • Pubcrawling Lisbon: Nocturnal Geoethnographies of Bairro Alto

    Pages 49-61

    Nofre, Jordi (et al.)

  • When Night Fails? Wellington’s Night-Time Culture in Flux

    Pages 63-77

    Stahl, Geoff

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99786-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99785-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night
Editors
  • Geoff Stahl
  • Giacomo Bottà
Series Title
Pop Music, Culture and Identity
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99786-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99786-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99785-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 280
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
Topics