Pop music and rock music are often treated as separate genres but the distinction has always been blurred. Motti Regev argues that pop-rock is best understood as a single musical form defined by the use of electric and electronic instruments, amplification and related techniques. The history of pop-rock extends from the emergence of rock'n'roll in the 1950s to a variety of contemporary fashions and trends – rock, punk, soul, funk, techno, hip hop, indie, metal, pop and many more. This book offers a highly original account of the emergence of pop-rock music as a global phenomenon in which Anglo-American and many other national and ethnic variants interact in complex ways. Pop-rock is analysed as a prime instance of 'aesthetic cosmopolitanism' – that is, the gradual formation, in late modernity, of world culture as a single interconnected entity in which different social groupings around the world increasingly share common ground in their aesthetic perceptions, expressive forms and cultural practices. Drawing on a wide array of examples, this path-breaking book will be of great interest to students and scholars in cultural sociology, media and cultural studies as well as the study of popular music.
Bonus DVD содержит: 01. Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair (The Old Grey Whistle Test, 07/03/1975) 02. A Heart Needs A Home (The Old Grey Whistle Test, 07/03/1975) 03. Night Comes In (A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981) 04. I'm A Dreamer (A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981) 05. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981) 06. Shoot Out The Lights (A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981) 07. You're Going To Need Somebody (A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981) 08. Dargai (A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981) 09. Dimming Of The Day (A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981) 10. Pavanne (Jake Thackery And Songs, 06/01/1981) 11. Just The Motion (Jake Thackery And Songs, 06/01/1981) 12. Fire In The Engine Room (Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985) 13. She Twists The Knife Again (Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985) 14. Wall Of Death (Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985) 15. When The Spell Is Broken (Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985) 16. Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed (Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985) 17. Wrong Heartbeat (Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985) 18. Tear Stained Letter (Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985) 19. She Twists The Knife Again (The Old Grey Whistle Test, 07/05/1985) Picture Format: NTSC 4x3 Format: DVD-5Time: 79 mins. Color Mode: Color Region Code: 0 (All)Language And Audio Content: English / Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: No
Globalization has been contested in recent times. Among the critical perspectives is cosmopolitanism. Yet, with the exception of normative theory, international relations as a field has ignored cosmopolitan thinking. This book redresses this gap and develops a dialogue between cosmopolitanism and international relations. The dialogue is structured around three debates between non-universalist theories of international relations and contemporary cosmopolitan thought. The theories chosen are realism, (post-)Marxism and postmodernism. All three criticize liberalism in the international domain, and, therefore, cosmopolitanism as an offshoot of liberalism. In the light of each school's respective critique of universalism, the book suggests both the importance and difficulty of the cosmopolitan perspective in the contemporary world. Beardsworth emphasizes the need for global leadership at nation-state level, re-embedding of the world economy, a cosmopolitan politics of the lesser violence, and cosmopolitan political judgement. He also suggests research agendas to situate further contemporary cosmopolitanism in international relations theory. This book will appeal to all students of political theory and international relations, especially those who are seeking more articulation of the main issues between cosmopolitanism and its critics in international relations.