Book Announcement: Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics

Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895668
Hardback, pp270, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics, edited by Victor Kennedy and Michelle Gadpaille.

Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics looks at a variety of popular and folk music from around the world, with examples of British, Slovene, Chinese and American songs, poems and musicals. Charles Taylor says that “it is through story that we find or devise ways of living bearably in time”; one can make the same claim for music. Inexorably tied to time, to the measure of the beat, but freed from time by the polysemous potential of the words, song rapidly becomes “our” song, helping to cement memory and community, to make the past comprehensible and the present bearable. The authors of the fifteen chapters in this volume demonstrate how lyrics set to music can reflect, express and construct collective identities, both traditional and contemporary.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/ethnic-and-cultural-identity-in-music-and-song-lyrics


All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact admin@cambridgescholars.com.


Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact orders@cambridgescholars.com.

About the Editors

Victor Kennedy is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, having previously taught at the University of Toronto, Trent University and Humber College in Canada. He is the author of Strange Brew: Metaphors of Magic and Science in Rock Music (2013), and co-editor, with Michelle Gadpaille, of Words and Music (2013) and Symphony and Song (2016).

Michelle Gadpaille is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, having previously taught at the University of Toronto. She is the author of The Canadian Short Story (1988) and As She Should Be: Codes of Conduct in Early Canadian Women’s Writing (2010), as well as co-editor of Words and Music (2013) and Symphony and Song (2016).

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