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Frontiers of Literary Studies in China

Front Liter Stud Chin    2013, Vol. 7 Issue (2) : 271-286     DOI: 10.3868/s010-002-013-0014-6
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German Popular Music Studies as Part of (International) Media Cultural Studies
Christoph Jacke()
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Paderborn, Paderborn 33098, Germany
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This paper begins by explaining current developments in popular music research, mainly in connection with approaches used in international media and Cultural Studies. It then provides an overview of German-language research methods and discourses on popular music. In addition to the traditional reflections from musicology and music education, nine perspectives will be described, primarily from the media, communications, culture and social sciences. These nine contemporary perspectives are distributed along lines of thematic focus, moving beyond disciplines or fields per se. This paper will close with a list of suggestions for popular music research and education in the German cultural sphere, insisting above all on a clear connection/link, in the sense of a mixing/incorporation/integration, with (current) international discourses. Finally, the paper synthesizes German research, not only to systematize it but also to illustrate its diversity and multiperspectivity.

Keywords popular culture      popular music      media studies      Cultural Studies      pop music research trends and perspectives      transdisciplinarity     
Corresponding Authors: Christoph Jacke,Email:christoph.jacke@uni-paderborn.de   
Issue Date: 05 June 2013
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Christoph Jacke. German Popular Music Studies as Part of (International) Media Cultural Studies[J]. Front Liter Stud Chin, 2013, 7(2): 271-286.
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