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.
Denis-Constant Martin is a research supervisor at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (LAM, Sciences Po Bordeaux, Bordeaux University); he teaches political anthropology at Sciences Po Bordeaux. His research focuses on the relationship between culture, politics, and sociology of music; he notably worked on Eastern and Southern Africa, the Caribbean and the United States.