Music, Power, and Politics

Music, Power, and Politics

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Music, Power, and Politics presents sixteen different cultural perspectives on the concept of music as a site of socio-political struggle. Essays by scholars from around the world explore the means by which music's long-acknowledged potential to persuade, seduce, indoctrinate, rouse, incite, or even silence listeners, has been used to advance agendas of power and protest. The essays included examine: music used to convey political ideology in Nazi Germany, apartheid-era South Africa, and modern-day North Korea postcolonial musical efforts to reclaim ethnic heritage in Serbia and the Caribbean music as a means of establishing new cultural identities for recently empowered social groups in the UK and Brazil the subversion of racial stereotypes through popular music in the USA music as a tool of popular resistance to oppressive government policies in modern day Iran and the Bolivian Andesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.75mm | 408.23g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 18 black & white illustrations, 2 black & white tables, 8 black & white halftones
  • 1138870242
  • 9781138870246

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION Annie J. Randall CHAPTER 1 A Censorship of Forgetting: Origins and Origin Myths of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" Annie J. Randall CHAPTER 2 Discipline and Choralism: The Birth of Musical Colonialism Grant Olwage CHAPTER 3 Power Needs Names: Hegemony, Folklorization, and the Viejitos Dance of Michoacán, Mexico Ruth Hellier-Tinoco CHAPTER 4 The Power to Influence Minds: German Folk Music During the Nazi Era and After Britta Sweers CHAPTER 5 The Making of a National Musical Icon: Xian Xinghai and his Yellow River Cantata Hon-Lun Yang CHAPTER 6 Dancing for the Eternal President Keith Howard CHAPTER 7 "Después de 500 Años" [After 500 Years]: The Role of Saya in Bolivia's Black Cultural Movement Robert W. Templeman CHAPTER 8 The Power of Recently Revitalized Serbian Rural Folk Music in Urban Settings Jelena Jovanovic CHAPTER 9 Hands off my instrument! Helen Reddington CHAPTER 10 Barbadian Tuk Music - A Fusion of Musical Cultures Sharon Meredith CHAPTER 11 There Goes the Transnational Neighborhood: Calypso Buys a Bungalow Michael Eldridge CHAPTER 12 Fighting for the Right (to) Party? Discursive Negotiations of Power in Pre-Unification East German Popular Music Edward Larkey CHAPTER 13 Who's Listening? Bennett Hogg CHAPTER 14 Subversion and Counter-subversion: Power, Control and Meaning in the New Iranian Pop Music Laudan Nooshinshow more