Traces of the spirit : the religious dimensions of popular music /

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Main Author: Sylvan, Robin.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : New York University Press, [2002]
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Traces of the Spirit: The Hidden Religious Dimensions of Popular Music, p. 1
  • I: Theoretical, Structural, and Historical Background, p. 15
  • 1: The Connection between Music and Religion, p. 19
  • 2: West African Possession Religion and American Popular Music, p. 45
  • II: Popular Music Subcultures as Religion: A Comparative Analysis Based on Ethnographic Research, p. 77
  • 3: Eyes of the World: The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads, p. 83
  • 4: The Dance Music Continuum: House, Rave, and Electronic Dance Music, p. 117
  • 5: Stairway to Heaven, Highway to Hell: Heavy Metal and Metalheads, p. 152
  • 6: The Message: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture, p. 182
  • Conclusion: There's More to the Picture than Meets the Eye, p. 214
  • Appendix, p. 223
  • Notes, p. 231
  • Bibliography, p. 271
  • Index, p. 281
  • About the Author, p. 291