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Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: studies in popular music

Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: studies in popular music

Stahl, Geoff, 1968- editor; Brunt, Shelley, editor

This volume serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of 20th-century popular music of Australia and New Zealand. It consists of essays by leading scholars of Australian and New Zealand music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Australia and New Zealand. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance to Australian or New Zealand popular music

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Shelley Brunt, Geoff Stahl
ISBN: 1138195685, 9781138195684
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 248 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.
Series: Routledge global popular music series
Subject: Popular music New Zealand History and criticism.; Popular music Australia History and criticism.; Music.
Series Title: Routledge global popular music series.


  1. Introduction
  2. This is My City
  3. Reimagining Popular Music Down Under (Shelley Brunt and Geoff Stahl) /
  4. Part I
  5. Place-Making and Music-Making /
  6. 1. Singing about the City
  7. The Lyrical Construction of Perth (Jon Stratton and Adam Trainer) / 2. The Phoenix and the Bootleg Sessions
  8. A Canberra Venue for Local Music (Julie Rickwood and Emma Williams) / 3. Lorde's Auckland
  9. Stepping out of "the Bubble" (Tony Mitchell) /
  10. Part II
  11. Rethinking the Musical Event /
  12. 4. Popular Music and Heritage-Making in Melbourne (Catherine Strong) / 5. The "Dunedin Sound" Now
  13. Contemporary Perspectives on Dunedin's Musical Legacy (Oli Wilson and Michael Holland) / 6. The Construction of Latin American Musical Identity in Melbourne (Mara Favoretto) /
  14. Part III
  15. Musical Transformations
  16. Decline and Renewal /
  17. 7. Outside the Square
  18. Songs for Christchurch in a Time of Earthquakes (Shelley Brunt) / 8. The Making and Remaking of Brisbane and Hobart
  19. Music Scenes in Australia's "Second-Tier" Cities (Andy Bennett and Ian Rogers) / 9. Urban Melancholy
  20. Tales from Wellington's Music Scene (Geoff Stahl) /
  21. Part IV
  22. Global Sounds, Local Identity /
  23. 10. Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange City
  24. An Examination of the Nexus Between the Southern Gospel Choir and the City of Hobart (Andrew Legg, Carolyn Philipott and Paul Blacklow) / 11. "I Rep for My Mob"
  25. Blackfellas Rappin' from Down-Unda (Chiara Minestrelli) / 12. Technomotor Cities
  26. Adelaide, Detroit and the Electronic Music Pioneers (Cathy Adamek) / 13. Giving Back in Wellington
  27. Deep Relations, Whakapapa and Reciprocity in Transnational Hip Hop (April Henderson) / 14. The Music City
  28. Australian Contexts (Shane Homan) /
  29. Coda /
  30. 15. Site-ing the Sounds
  31. Discovering Australia and New Zealand's Popular Music in the United States (Kyle Barnett and Robert Sloane) /
  32. Afterword /
  33. 16. Negotiating Trans-Tasman Musical Identities
  34. Conversations with Neil and Tim Finn (Liz Giuffre) / A Selected Bibliography of Books on Popular Music in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand /Notes on Contributors / Index