Five of Ashgate’s 2010 books have received Outstanding Academic Title awards from Choice magazine this year. We’re Thrilled!
This week we’ll be profiling one of the five award-winning titles each day, and today’s book is The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology, edited by Derek B. Scott.
What Choice said:
With this substantial collection, Scott solves a Herculean problem long evident in popular-music scholarship: where does one go for a thorough rethinking of this body of work? Although the seven sections of the collection are on seemingly disparate themes, the relationships among these themes are apparent in the outstanding work in each essay. … These ideas are all welcome at a time when popular-music scholarship is in danger of stagnation and fragmentation.
About the Editor: Derek B. Scott is Professor of Critical Musicology and Head of the School of Music at the University of Leeds, UK