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Vinyl
Author: Ian Woodward

ISBN: 9780857856616
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1 December 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.3
Description:
Vinyl, a contemporary cultural icon, is brought to life through case studies, stories and interviews from buyers, makers, musicians and record producers across the world.

The last few years has seen not just a revival but a rebirth of the analogue record. Much more than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. While vinyl never ceased to be the key format for many music lovers and DJs, for two decades the recording industry perceived it as outdated, consigned to dusty domestic spaces and obscure record shops. Yet the seemingly obsolete vinyl has become the fastest growing medium in music sales.

The vinyl record is now a symbol of urban cool and authenticity; a signifier of a serious, immersive approach to production and consumption of music; an emblematic object of alternative cultures linked to dance and music epicentres in bohemian neighborhoods of global cities and a politically charged mode of opposition to ubiquitous digital music and listening practices.

Using a cultural sociology framework combined with insights from material and visual culture studies, Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woo...

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