Music, Radio and the Public Sphere - The Aesthetics of Democracy

by Charles Fairchild
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Radio, the most widely used medium in the world, is a dominant mediator of musical meaning. Through a combination of critical analysis, interdisciplinary theory and ethnographic writing about community radio, this book provides a novel theorization of democratic aesthetics, with important implications for the study of old and new media alike.


Charles Fairchild

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Illustrations Note:
X, 225 p.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: the Unknown and the Unheard PART I: ENFORCING AND EVADING RATIONALIZATION Social Solidarity in the Luminiferous Ether Corporate Rationality, Communicative Reason and Aesthetic Experience Of Communities and Constituencies: Radio, the Market and the State PART II: MAKING RADIO, MAKING MEANING What Does a Civil Society Sound Like? Local Music for Local People Mixing: the Rational, the Reasoned, the Resourceful Conclusion: the Unheard and the Unknown Bibliography Index
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Palgrave Macmillan UK
Biography Artist:
CHARLES FAIRCHILD Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Pop Idols and Pirates (2008) and Community Radio and Public Culture (2001). He has published articles in journals such as Popular Music, Media, Culture & Society and Television and New Media.

'This monograph offers a theoretical intervention into and a detailed analysis of the democratic space opened by community radio against the backdrop of commercialism and corporate power typically associated with the music and radio industries. As the author explains, a scathing critique of the commercial music and radio systems alone would not reveal the democratic potential of these popular forms, and the book's attention to the democratic aesthetics of community radio addresses this critical question persuasively.' - Bethany Klein, University of Leeds, UK

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Product Type:
Hardback book
Release date:
26 June 2012
Package Dimensions:
0.218 x 0.138 x 0.018 m; 0.381 kg
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