Garnett,Liz: The British Barbershopper (Ashgate Books) Hardback


Catalogue No: 9780754635598

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Subtitle: A Study in Socio-Musical Values Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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

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Contents: Introduction: barbershop singing in the UK; Ethics and aesthetics: the social theory of barbershop harmony; The procedures of preservation: barbershop singing and the invention of tradition; Ridicule, religion, and the public image of barbershop; Separate but equal? Sexual politics in the barbershop; Performance mannerism and the amateur imagination; Tag-singing: the private face of barbershop; To 'be' a barbershopper: theorizing music and self-identity; Conclusion: beyond barbershop; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.