Cultural Studies

 
 
Volume ! - La scène de Canterbury
2022
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
The analysis, history and reception of the Canterbury music scene between the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Sound American - The Mapping Issue
2022
English edition
Sound American
Sound American
Guest-curated by Found Sound Nation's Kyla-Rose Smith, this special issue is dedicated to the unique perspectives of musical voices outside the USA, giving unique insight into the wider world of artistic practice and allowing us all to question how we create.
Sylvère Lotringer - Ce que Sylvère Lotringer n\'écrivait pas
2022
French edition
Paraguay Press
A book of interviews with Sylvère Lotringer.
Volume ! - Experts / Non experts
2022
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
The purpose of this issue "Experts / Non Experts. Participative Knowledge Construction in Popular Music: Controversies and Historiography" is to offer a retrospective and critical reflection on popular music studies' initial vocation, to bring to light repertoires that are seldom studied and even sometimes discredited.
Sound American - The Life Issue
2021
English edition
Sound American
Sound American
Sound American Publications' 27th issue, The Life Issue, proposes a reflection upon the smallness—and largeness—of living amidst a tumultuous, globally-shared moment (featuring Claire Rousay, Susan Alcorn, Jack Langdon, Lea Bertucci & Audrey Chen, Katie Porter, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Henri Pousseur, Chris Pitsiokos, Catalytic Sound collective, Ka Baird, Mazen Kerbaj...).
Sylvère Lotringer - I Was more American than the Americans - Sylvère Lotringer in conversation with Donatien Grau
2021
English edition
Diaphanes
Sylvère Lotringer traces his career and intellectual path through conversations with Donatien Grau.
Sylvère Lotringer - J\'étais plus américain que les Américains - Sylvère Lotringer en conversation avec Donatien Grau
2021
French edition
Diaphanes
Sylvère Lotringer traces his career and intellectual path through conversations with Donatien Grau.
Volume ! - Back to work
2021
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Issue dedicated to music as work.
Volume ! - Le monde ou rien ? – Légitimité et authenticité dans les musiques hip hop
2020
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
How the question of legitimacy and authenticity has influenced the practices and receptions of hip-hop music.
Sound American - The Folk Issue
2020
English edition
Sound American
Sound American
Sound American's 25th issue celebrates explores the intersections of folk and experimental music practices (edited by Sarah Hennies and Anna Roberts-Gevalt, featuring Throbbing Gristle, Henry Flynt, Suzanne Kite and Scott Benesiinaabandan, John McCowen, Meredith Monk and Peggy Seeger...).
Denis-Constant Martin - Plus que de la musique... - Musiques, sociétés et politique, Caraïbes, États-Unis, Afrique du Sud
2020
French edition
Mélanie Seteun - Music and Society (books)
An essential anthology of studies on music as it is played and lived throughout the world, from France to the United States via South Africa, which underlines Denis-Constant Martin's crucial role in the sociology of popular music. His works, which since the 1970s have questioned recorded and mediatized music by going beyond established musical categories, are striking in their contemporaneity.
Volume ! - La voix pop – Nouveaux outils, nouvelles approches analytiques
2020
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
This double issue explores new analytical methods to characterize the pop voice in its singularities.
Volume ! - Music a Hacking
2019
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
This issue proposes to examine some of the points of contact between music and hacking.
Disorder - Histoire sociale des mouvements punk et post-punk
2019
French edition
Mélanie Seteun - Music and Society (books)
A socio-political history of punk and post-punk covering four decades and three continents.
Volume ! - Paradoxal Metal – Entre pratiques ordinaires et représentations transgressives
2019
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Special Metal issue.
Zoe Beloff - Techniques de la distraction
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
Two texts by New York artist Zoe Beloff, pioneer in the field of “media archeology”, whose works are at the crossroads of avant-garde art, popular cultures and critical theory.
Samuel Etienne - Bricolage Radical - Génie et  banalité des fanzines do-it-yourself – Tome 2
2019
French edition
Strandflat
A panorama of the world of do-it-yourself fanzines.
Volume ! - Varia
2018
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Varia issue: Italo disco; French singer Olivia Ruiz; DIY punk fanzines in Russia; the political dimension of Ornette Coleman's music; Pop hits and new media strategy; interview with David Novak on Japanese noise; interview with Simon Frith on progressive rock. Illustrated with a selection of concert flyers.
Sylvère Lotringer - Initiales - Initiales S.L.
2018
French edition
Initiales
For its twelfth issue, Initiales pays tribute to Sylvère Lotringer who, in the 1970s, imported the French Theory in the United States.
Simon Frith - Une sociologie des musiques populaires
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – ArTeC
Two studies by the pionneer of the popular music studies.
Volume ! - Watching Music
2018
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Music video culture.
Rethinking Density - Art, Culture, and Urban Practices
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
A collection of transdisciplinary essays considering the recently renewed interest for the concept of density in both architecture and artistic research.
Volume ! - Varia
2017
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Jean-Marie Le Pen's far right music label; Rap Studies in Africa; Sampling in Palestinian rap; Bowie: the graphic art; Indie rock in Switzerland; Portugese punk rock; Multilinguism in French punk rock band Mano Negra… 35 authors have contributed to this “Varia” issue, which also inaugurates a new graphic design. Including special commissioned illustrations by artist Grégory Delauré.
Stars et solistes du musical hollywoodien
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
This book focuses on the distinctiveness of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. These stars were cast for their specific dancing or singing skills, that could be recognized by audiences and sold by the studios' publicity machine. They acquired Hollywood stardom through a dialogue with highbrow culture and mass industry, that cinema tried to bring into harmony. This collection brings together the contributions of American, British and French researchers.
Gertrud Koch - Breaking Bad, Breaking Out, Breaking Even
2017
English edition
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.
Pascale Martinez - Le temple et les marchands - Une histoire du musée Grévin (1881-1921)
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A story of the Grévin wax museum in Paris from 1881 to 1921.
Volume ! - Inna Jamaican Stylee
2017
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - 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!
Volume ! - La scène punk en France – 1976-2016
2016
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
The Punk Scene in France: Forty Years of History.
Politiques visuelles
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
The political dimension of Visual Studies, between Francophone and Anglo-American studies.
Jane Feuer - Mythologies du film musical
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art – ArTeC
First French translation of a pioneering study on Hollywood musicals.
Elisabeth Bronfen - Mad Men, Death and the American Dream
2016
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.
Volume! - Special Beatles Studies
2016
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Special Beatles Studies issue.
Claire Le Thomas - Racines populaires du cubisme - Pratiques ordinaires de création et art savant
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An historical and ethnographic investigation into the popular origin and environment of Cubist innovations.
Politiques des musiques populaires au XXIe siècle
2016
French edition
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.
Volume! - Varia
2015
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - 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...
Volume! - Souvenirs, souvenirs
2015
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - 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…
Parachute - The Anthology (vol. 3) – Photography, Film, Video, and New Media
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
Third volume of the anthology (1975-2000), focusing on photography, film, video, and new media.
Volume! - Arranging the World
2014
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Works, authors and rights: music and dance in globalization.
Parachute - The Anthology (vol. 2) – Performance & Performativity
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
Second volume of the anthology (1975-2000), focusing on performance and performativity.
Jeff Derksen - After Euphoria
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
Questioning neoliberalism: a collection of Jeff Derksen's writings on art, architecture, and globalism.
Volume! - Écoutes
2013
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Listening: Discourses, Practices, Mediations.
Volume! - Contre-cultures II – Utopies, dystopies, anarchie
2013
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - 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.
Le tournant populaire des Cultural Studies - L\'histoire  de l\'art face à une nouvelle cartographie du goût (1964-2008)
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An anthology which brings to light the fertile relations between two disciplines: Cultural Studies and art history.
Volume! - Contre-cultures I – Théories et scènes
2012
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Counterculture in popular music: theory & scenes.
Sound Factory - Musiques et logiques de l\'industrialisation
2012
French edition
Mélanie Seteun - Music and Society (books)
From an industrial revolution to another, popular music at the forefront of social change in contemporary societies.
Volume! - Sex sells, Blackness too? – Stylisation des rapports de domination dans les cultures populaires et postcoloniales
2012
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - 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?
Volume! - Peut-on parler de musique noire ?
2011
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - 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.”
Anne Petiau - Technomedia - Jeunes, musique & blogosphère
2011
French edition
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.
Christian Höller - Time Action Vision - Conversations in Cultural Studies, Theory, and Activism
2010
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
12 conversations with theoreticians and activists critically engaged in the cultural field, exploring Cultural Studies and raising issues of postcolonialism, globalization, and activism.
Denis-Constant Martin - Quand le rap sort de sa bulle - Sociologie politique d\'un succès populaire
2010
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.
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