New Book Out: Music as Multimodal Discourse!

My friend Lyndon Way and I have just published a new edited collection with Bloomsbury–you can read our first chapter for free here.

The book is an edited collection that sets out what we feel is a relatively new approach that takes music as just one mode of communication amongst others such as image and text, and is particularly relevant today in an increasingly multimedia world.

Our joint first chapter sets out the epistemological case for studying music as multimodal discourse drawing on disciplinary positions from critical discourse analysis, social semiotics, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, etc. and there then follow nine other case study chapters that are in my opinion–very well worth a read.

Table of contents
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List of Contributors
1. Understanding Music as Multimodal Discourse, Simon McKerrell (Newcastle University, UK) and Lyndon C. S. Way (Izmir University of Economics, Turkey) READ THIS CHAPTER FOR FREE HERE.
2. The Role of Music in Ridiculing the Working Classes in Reality Television, Göran Eriksson and David Machin (Örebro University, Sweden)
3. ‘Shame Makes the World Go Around’: Performed and Embodied (Gendered) Class Disgust in Morrissey’s ‘Slum Mums’, Aileen Dillane, Martin J. Power and Eoin Devereux (University of Limerick, Ireland)
4. Recontextualization and Fascist Music, John E. Richardson (Loughborough University, UK)
5. Authenticity and Subversion: Protest Music Videos’ Struggle with countercultural Politics and Authenticity, Lyndon C. S. Way (Izmir University of Economics, Turkey)
6. Sonic Logos, Theo van Leeuwen (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
7. ‘If You Have Nothing To Say – Sing It!’: On the Interplay of Music, Voice and Lyrics in the Advertising Jingle, Johnny Wingstedt (Dalarna University, Sweden)
8. When the Fairy Tale Is Over: An Analysis of Songs and Institutional Discourse against Domestic Violence in Spain, Laura Filardo-Llamas (University of Valladolid, Spain)
9. Indigenous Hip Hop as Anti-colonial Discourse in Guatemala, Rusty Barrett (University of Kentucky, USA)
10. Song, Sonic Metaphor, and Countercultural Discourse in British Folk-rock Recordings, Matthew Ord (Newcastle University, UK)


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