Writing Pop: Contemporary Approaches to Pop(ular) Music Studies

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Henry Johnson


A review of Chris Rojek, Pop Music, Pop Culture (Polity, Cambridge, 2011) and Tara Brabazon, Popular Music: Topics, Trends & Trajectories (Sage, London, 2012).

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Henry Johnson, University of Otago

Henry Johnson is professor in the Department of Music, University of Otago, New Zealand. His teaching and research interests are in the field of ethnomusicology, particularly the creative and performing arts of Asia and its diasporas. His recent books include Performing Japan (2008, co-edited), The Shamisen (2010), Cultural Transformations (2010; co-edited), and Recentring Asia (2011, co-edited).