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Mortality and Music : Popular Music and the Awareness of Death (Paperback) (Christopher Partridge)

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The evidence of death and dying has been removed from the everyday lives of most Westerners. Yet we constantly live with the awareness of our vulnerability as mortals. Drawing on a range of genres, bands and artists, Mortality and Music examines the ways in which popular music has responded to our awareness of the inevitability of death and the anxiety it can evoke. Exploring bereavement, depression, suicide, violence, gore, and fans' responses to the deaths of musicians, it argues for the social and cultural significance of popular music's treatment of mortality and the apparent absurdity of existence.
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Music, Social Science
Series Title: Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Christopher Partridge
Language: English
Street Date: March 23, 2017
TCIN: 52392468
UPC: 9781350026896
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-3015
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