The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies (Hardcover)
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The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies presents over forty articles from internationally renowned scholars and highlights the strengths of current jazz scholarship in a cross-disciplinary field of enquiry. Each chapter reflects on developments within jazz studies over the last twenty-five years, offering surveys and new insights into the major perspectives and approaches to jazz research. The collection provides an essential research resource for students, scholars, and enthusiasts, and will serve as the definitive survey of current jazz scholarship in the Anglophone world to-date. It extends the critical debates about jazz that were set in motion by formative texts in the 1990s, and sets the agenda for the future scholarship by focusing on key issues and providing a framework for new lines of enquiry. It is organized around six themes: I. Historical Perspectives, II. Methodologies, III. Core Issues and Topics, IV. Individuals, Collectives and Communities, V. Politics, Discourse and Ideology and VI. New Directions and Debates.
About the Author
Nicholas Gebhardt is Professor of Jazz and Popular Music Studies at Birmingham City University and Director of the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. His work focuses on jazz and popular music in American culture, and his publications include Going For Jazz: Musical Practices and American Ideology and Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929. Nichole Rustin-Paschal earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from New York University. She is the author of The Kind of Man I Am: Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus Jr. and co-editor with Sherrie Tucker of Big Ears: Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies. Tony Whyton is Professor of Jazz Studies at Birmingham City University and author of Jazz Icons: Heroes, Myths and the Jazz Tradition and Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album. As an editor, Whyton has worked as the co-editor of the Jazz Research Journal since 2004 and he currently co-edits the Routledge series 'Transnational Studies in Jazz'.