Music and mortality:popular music and the awareness of death

Partridge, Christopher (2015) Music and mortality:popular music and the awareness of death. Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music . Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781472534514

Full text not available from this repository.


The evidence of death and dying has been removed from the everyday lives of most Westerners. Yet we constantly live with the awareness of our vulnerability as mortals. Drawing on a range of genres, bands and artists, Mortality and Music examines the ways in which popular music has responded to our awareness of the inevitability of death and the anxiety it can evoke. Exploring bereavement, depression, suicide, violence, gore, and fans' responses to the deaths of musicians, it argues for the social and cultural significance of popular music's treatment of mortality and the apparent absurdity of existence. - See more at:

Item Type:
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
18 Jun 2015 06:15
Last Modified:
05 Dec 2022 09:45