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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
This issue dedicated to Jamaican music studies presents and analyses the main characteristic features of these musical forms—from riddims to sound systems—and their associated issues—from culture to slackness. The publication features nine articles and twelve book reviews written by leading world experts (including 7 Jamaican researchers). Watch out Babylon!

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Diaphanes – Misceallenous
This study offers a reflexion on the complex temporality in the series Breaking Bad. The author develop her theories through examples coming from the show's various visual elements and masterful temporal and narrative structuring.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
A story of the Grévin wax museum in Paris from 1881 to 1921.

French edition
Supernova – Books
Drawing her case studies from horror fiction, fantasy and science fiction, Émilie Notéris brings forth to a new way of thinking the world inspired by queer theory.

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Special Beatles Studies issue.

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
last available copies!
The Punk Scene in France: Forty Years of History.

English edition
Diaphanes – Misceallenous
Elisabeth Bronfen gives a clever analysis on one of the most influential show of the 21th century, arguing that, beyond the retro-revival, Mad Men builds a comment on the state of the US nation and on the mirage of the American Dream.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
An historical and ethnographic investigation into the popular origin and environment of Cubist innovations.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
The political dimension of Visual Studies, between Francophone and Anglo-American studies.

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Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
First French translation of a pioneering study on Hollywood musicals.

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Mélanie Seteun – Music and Society (books)
This collective work aims to demonstrate the relevance of today's popular music in contemporary political action through eight international case studies.

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Nostalgia in popular music: a whole scope of various insights on the phenomenon of nostalgia, within a diversity of genres: French chanson, Canadian country song, cold wave…

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
This new “varia” issue of Volume! is made of six papers proposing different while often complementary perspectives on popular music (the role of the Hellfest festival in representations and uses of metal culture, discourses of loudness in rock music, recent evolutions in South American music, Damon Albarn and the English identity, La Monte Young vs The Velvet Underground). Also in the issue: Alf Björnberg and wind harmony, a musical device by Bruno Lefebvre...

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
If France is a land of immigration, what about its variété genre? This issue of Volume! aims at tracing the French paths of artists of foreign origin—those who integrated the legacy of chanson française, and those who left a mark on their community by singing exile. As a protean form of expression, variété is an ideal object to observe the ways in which immigrant and foreign identities have been moulded in post-1945 popular music.

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Works, authors and rights: music and dance in globalization.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Second volume of the anthology (1975-2000), focusing on performance and performativity.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Third volume of the anthology (1975-2000), focusing on photography, film, video, and new media.

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Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Questioning neoliberalism: a collection of Jeff Derksen's writings on art, architecture, and globalism.

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Listening: Discourses, Practices, Mediations.

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Utopias, dystopias, and anarchy in the Sixties counterculture and popular music. Plus a special feature on heavy-metal studies.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
An anthology which brings to light the fertile relations between two disciplines: Cultural Studies and art history.

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Counterculture in popular music: theory & scenes.

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
What role do the representations of the Other, the body, women and race play in highly publicized cultural productions?

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Mélanie Seteun – Music and Society (books)
From an industrial revolution to another, popular music at the forefront of social change in contemporary societies.

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
What is it we call “Black” music? A selection of texts from the April 2010 conference in Bordeaux based on a critical discussion of Philipp Tagg's open letter about “Black music,” “Afro-American Music” and “European Music.”

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Mélanie Seteun – Music and Society (books)
The relations between youth culture, digital practices, and media industries with the example of electro dances and Tecktonik phenomenon.

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
This issue of Volume! continues the investigation started in #7-1, with new questions raised about cover versions, including copyright, intertextuality, and genealogy

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Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Cover versions in popular music.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
12 conversations with theoreticians and activists critically engaged in the cultural field, exploring Cultural Studies and raising issues of postcolonialism, globalization, and activism.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
A theory of contemporary art in response to our moment, when artists and critics must respond to art's unprecedented popularity (illustrated by Wade Guyton).

French edition
Mélanie Seteun – Music and Society (books)
A sociological and musical study which shows how French female rapper Diam's contributed to introduce a series of social issues within the public debate.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Anthologies & Art Theory
16 essays and conversations about the nature and consequences of risk in and out of the art world.

French edition
Mélanie Seteun – Music and Society (books)
13 British and French researchers in popular music studies highlight the differences and similarities between two contexts and two research traditions to better understand the amplified music on both sides of the Channel.

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Mélanie Seteun – Music and Society (books)
An understanding of rock culture through its networks of actors, tastes, objects, systems, activities and practices.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Anthologies & Art Theory
An overview of the Californian art scene from 1990 to the present.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
An anthology of the artist's important essays, published between 1978 and today in the pages of Artforum, Flash Art and Lawson's own magazine Real Life.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A collection of texts and interviews of artists, musicians and art critics (Kim Gordon, Mike Kelley, Christian Marclay, John Miller, Bob Nickas...) based on the relationship between art, "rock" music and culture in the largest sense of the word.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
out of print
Written texts and films, interviews, symposia, and essays by a central figure in the history of the New York avant-garde.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Anthologies & Art Theory
out of print
The history and contemporary reassessment of the Institutional Critique movement.

French edition
Mélanie Seteun – Music and Society (books)
out of print
An historical and sociocultural study on metal music, and the first sociological portrait of the movement in France.