John Shepherd is Professor of Music and Sociology, and Associate Dean (Research and Development), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Carleton University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. From 1991-1997, he was the founding Director of Carleton’s School for Studies in Art and Culture, and from 1999-2000 the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. His research interests include the sociology and aesthetics of music, popular music studies, theory and method in musicology, cultural studies, and the sociology of music education. Since 1995, Professor Shepherd has been Chair of the Editorial Board and Managing Editor of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, a twelve-volume, 6 million-word reference work to be published by Continuum of London and New York. This project’s first publication, Popular Music Studies: A Select International Bibliography, appeared in August, 1997. His other publications include Music as Social Text (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991), Music and Cultural Theory (with Peter Wicke) (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1997), as editor, Music Studies in the New Millennium: Perspectives from Canada, special issue of the Canadian University Music Review (Vol. 21, No. 1, 2000), and, as co-editor (with Valda Blundell and Ian Taylor), Relocating Cultural Studies: Developments in Theory and Research (London: Routledge, 1993), (with Tony Bennett, Simon Frith, Lawrence Grossberg and Graeme Turner), Rock and Popular Music: Politics, Policies, Institutions (London: Routledge, 1993), and (with Jocelyne Guilbault and Murray Dineen), Crossing Over: New Directions in Music Studies, special quadruple issue of repercussions, (Vol. 7, Nos. 1-2/Vol. 8, Nos 1-2 1999-2000).
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