Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Publication of the edited collection "Preserving Popular Music Heritage: Do-it-yourself, Do-it-together"

The edited collection "Preserving Popular Music Heritage: Do-it-yourself, Do-it-together" is now in print, having been released by the publisher, Routledge, on 18th May 2015. 

This edited collection which appears in the Routledge Research in Music series is the first major output from this research on do-it-yourself community music archives.  It brings together scholars working at the cutting-edge of popular music heritage studies alongside DIY heritage practitioners who warmly embraced the idea of showcasing their archives, museums and heritage practices in an academic volume.

The table of contents is as follows:

1. Identifying Do-it-Yourself Places of Popular Music Preservation Sarah Baker  
Part I: Unpacking DIY Popular Music Heritage Practice 
2. The Shaping of Heritage: Collaborations between Independent Popular Music Heritage Practitioners and the Museum Sector Marion Leonard 
3. Valuing Popular Music Heritage: Exploring Amateur and Fan-Based Preservation Practices in Museums and Archives in the Netherlands Amanda Brandellero, Arno van der Hoeven and Susanne Janssen  
4. Affective Archiving and Collective Collecting in Do-it-Yourself Popular Music Archives and Museums Sarah Baker 
5. "Really Saying Something?" What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Popular Music Heritage, Memory, Archives and the Digital? Paul Long 
6. Doing-it-Together: Public History-Making and Activist Archiving in Online Popular Music Community Archives Jez Collins 
7. Alternative Histories and Counter-Memories: Feminist Music Archives in Europe Rosa Reitsamer
8. "When Folk Meets Pop": DIY Archives in the Making of a Punk Rock DIY Community in Western France Gérôme Guibert and Emmanuel Parent 
9. Creating a Comprehensive Archive of Maltese Music on CD Toni Sant 
10. "They’re Not Pirates, They’re Archivists": The Role of Fans as Curators and Archivists of Popular Music Heritage Jez Collins and Oliver Carter  
11. Coming Together: DIY Heritage and The Beatles Stephanie Fremaux 
12. Trading Offstage Photos: Take That Fan Culture and the Collaborative Preservation of Popular Music Heritage Mark Duffett and Anja Löbert 
Part II: Case Studies 
13. Pompey Pop: Documenting Portsmouth’s Popular Music Scenes Dave Allen  
14. Ketebul Music: Retracing and Archiving Kenya’s Popular Music William "Tabu" Osusa and Billie Odidi  
15.Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation: Ghana’s Highlife Music Institute and the Need for Popular Music Archiving John Collins 
16. Proyecto Caracas Memorabilia: Reconstructing Pop Music History in Venezuela Coromoto Jaraba 
17. The Australian Jazz Museum: All That Aussie Jazz—A Potted History of the Victorian Jazz Archive, 1996–2014 Ray Sutton 
18. The Australian Country Music Hall of Fame: A DIY Museum and Archive in Australia’s "Country Music Capital" Barrie Brennan 
19. Re:Muse-icology: Defining a National Landscape for the Study and Preservation of Rock’n’roll’s Built Heritage in America Sheryl Davis 
20. Editions of You: A DIY Archive of DIY Practice Lisa Busby
The opening pages of the book can be accessed on Book2look and some sections are also available on Google Books.