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978-1-7936-0202-2 • Hardback • October 2020 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
978-1-7936-0203-9 • eBook • October 2020 • $45.00 • (£35.00)
David Cashman is pianist, researcher, and adjunct associate professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University.
Philip Hayward is adjunct professor at the University of Technology Sydney, editor of the journal Shima and a member of audio-visual ensemble The Moviolas.
Chapter One: Music and Cruising – A Historical and Institutional Introduction
Chapter Two: Musical Contexts and Locations
Chapter Three: Musicians’ Experiences and Lifestyles on Cruise Ships
Chapter Four: 21st Century Diversification
A scholarly and deeply informed realization of a topic of fascination for those who have ever experienced or dreamt about cruise ship life. It is essential reading for anyone with a professional interest in the recreational cruising industry, its history, overall operations, and future and especially to any musician contemplating a role in this industry. Theories, concepts, and descriptions of the culture, career, contingencies, and lives of cruise ship musicians are presented with crystalline clarity. The book adds an almost entirely missing piece to that perplexing jigsaw of fields and crossovers that comprises contemporary popular music studies.— John Whiteoak, Monash University