When considering global popular culture, one cannot avoid the significance of the reciprocal relationship between music and globalization. While music has long been affected by an ever-expanding global interconnectedness, the modern music scene is especially relevant to global discussions. In particular, the development of the internet age has added myriad topics and concepts to an already widespread conversation. In turn, global popularity, individualism in music, a burgeoning festival scene, and the always-involved financial side of the music industry have been affected. We hope to use the wide umbrella topic of modern music to address specific issues and concepts that add to the complex nature of global popular culture.
-From Inda/Rosaldo: Ch. 10 (Caldwell) and Ch. 15 (Juris)
-From Lechner/Boli: Ch. 18 (Taylor) and Ch. 47 (Thussu)