Pop Cult: Religion and Popular Music

A&C Black
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At a time when fundamentalism is on the rise, traditional religions are in decline and postmodernity has challenged any system that claims to be all-defining, young people have left their traditional places of worship and set up their own, in clubs, at festivals and within music culture.

Pop Cults investigates the ways in which popular music and its surrounding culture have become a primary site for the location of meaning, belief and identity. It provides an introduction to the history of the interactions of vernacular music and religion, and the role of music in religious culture.

Rupert Till explores the cults of heavy metal, pop stars, club culture and virtual popular music worlds, investigating the sex, drug, local and death cults of the sacred popular, and their relationships with traditional religions.

He concludes by discussing how and why popular music cultures have taken on many of the roles of traditional religions in contemporary society.
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About the author

Rupert Till is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

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A&C Black
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Published on
Sep 30, 2010
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Pages
230
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ISBN
9781441197245
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Religious / Contemporary Christian
Music / Religious / General
Social Science / Sociology / General
Social Science / Sociology of Religion
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A contribution to the field of urban music studies, this book presents new interdisciplinary approaches to the study of music in urban social life. It takes musical performance as its key focus, exploring how and why different kinds of performance are evolving in contemporary cities in the interaction among social groups, commercial entrepreneurs, and institutions. From conventional concerts in rock clubs to new genres such as the flash mob, the forms and meanings of musical performance are deeply affected by urban social change and at the same time respond to the changing conditions. Music has taken on complex roles in the post-industrial city where culture and cultural consumption have an unprecedented power in defining publics, policies, and marketing strategies. Further, changes in real estate markets and the penetration of new media have challenged even fairly modern music cultures. At the same time, new music cultures have emerged, and music has become a driver for cultural events and festivals, channeling the dynamics of a society characterized by the social change, media intensity, and the neoliberal forces of post-industrial urban contexts. The volume brings together scholars from a broad range of disciplines to build a shared understanding of post-industrial contexts in Europe and the United States. Most directly grounded in contemporary developments in music studies and urban studies, its broad interdisciplinary range serves to strengthen the relevance of urban music studies to fields such as anthropology, sociology, urban geography, and beyond. Offering in-depth studies of changing music culture in concert venues, cultural events, and neighborhoods, contributors visit diverse locations such as Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York, and Austin.
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Titles:ξ
* Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Chris Tomlin)ξ
* Beautiful (Bethany Dillon)ξ
* Better Than a Hallelujah (Amy Grant)ξ
* Blessings (Laura Story)ξ
* Christ Is Risen (Matt Maher)ξ
* Cinderella (Steven Curtis Chapman)ξ
* City on Our Knees (TobyMac)ξ
* Cut (Plumb)ξ
* East to West (Casting Crowns)ξ
* Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) (Casting Crowns)ξ
* Grace (Laura Story)ξ
* Hallelujah (Bethany Dillon)ξ
* Happy Day (Tim Hughes)ξ
* Held (Natalie Grant)ξ
* Hero (Skillet)ξ
* Hold On (TobyMac)ξ
* How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin)ξ
* I Can Only Imagine (MercyMe)ξ
* I Lift My Hands (Chris Tomlin)ξ
* I Refuse (Josh Wilson)ξ
* I Will Be Here (Steven Curtis Chapman)ξ
* I Will Rise (Chris Tomlin)ξ
* In Christ Alone (Newsboys)ξ
* In My Arms (Plumb)ξ
* Lead Me (Sanctus Real)ξ
* Let the Waters Rise (MIKESCHAIR)ξ
* Love Never Fails You (Brandon Heath)ξ
* Only Hope (Mandy Moore)ξ
* Perfect Peace (Laura Story)ξ
* Strong Enough (Matthew West)ξ
* Stronger (Mandisa)ξ
* The Way (Jeremy Camp)ξ
* When God Made You (Newsong)ξ
* When I Say I Do (Matthew West)ξ
* Wonder of the World (Rush of Fools)ξ
* You Are My King (Amazing Love) (Newsboys)ξ
* You Deliver Me (Selah)ξ
* You Raise Me Up (Selah)ξ
* Your Great Name (Natalie Grant)ξ
* Your Love Is a Song (Switchfoot)
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