Pop Cults investigates the ways in which popular music and its surrounding culture have become a primary site for the location of meaning, belief and identity. It provides an introduction to the history of the interactions of vernacular music and religion, and the role of music in religious culture.
Rupert Till explores the cults of heavy metal, pop stars, club culture and virtual popular music worlds, investigating the sex, drug, local and death cults of the sacred popular, and their relationships with traditional religions.
He concludes by discussing how and why popular music cultures have taken on many of the roles of traditional religions in contemporary society.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 230 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
- Publication Date: 30/09/2010
- Category: Rock & Pop music
- ISBN: 9781441197245
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