Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster

Popular Music and Popular Culture research cluster, co-directed  Irish World Academy and Department of Sociology faculty members, engages with all facets of popular culture, from sonic and visual texts and their artists/creators/performers in their manifold performance contexts, to questions that arise around technological mediations in relation to the production, (re)circulation, and reception of popular music and culture. Members draw on a diverse array of theoretical perspectives, from critical and cultural theory to ethnomusicological, sociological, and anthropological understandings of popular expressions and their meaning(s), engaging with cultural practices from across the globe and from different historical eras. See here  for recent events, publications and an associated book series.