Fairchild, Charles: Pop Idols & Pirates (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754663836

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Subtitle: Mechanisms of Consumption & the Global Circulation of Popular Music Ashgate Popular and Folk Music S

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Intoduction: industrial-strength strawmen; Part I All of the In-Between: The acts and the spaces of consumption; The medium and materials of popular music. Part II Bridging the Distance Between Production and Consumption: Property and power: CDs, MP3s and SoundScan; Mediating and manufacturing the investment in desire. Part III The Spectacle as Consumption Environment: Constructing the 'idol' empire; Building the authentic celebrity: the structure of a spectacle; Becoming who you are: the content of a spectacle; Conclusion: why 'idol'?; Bibliography; Index.