Music and Social Movements

Music and Social Movements : Mobilizing Traditions in the Twentieth Century

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Building on their studies of sixties culture and theory of cognitive praxis, Ron Eyerman and Andrew Jamison examine the mobilization of cultural traditions and formulation of new collective identities through the music of activism. They combine a sophisticated theoretical argument with historical-empirical studies of nineteenth-century populists and twentieth-century labour and ethnic movements, focusing on the interrelations between music and social movements in the United States and the transfer of those experiences to Europe. Specific chapters examine folk and country music, black music, music of the 1960s movements, and music of the Swedish progressive movement. This highly readable book is among the first to link the political sociology of social movements to cultural more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 113938256X
  • 9781139382564

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. On social movements and culture; 2. Taking traditions seriously; 3. Making an alternative popular culture: from populism to the popular front; 4. The movements of black music: from the New Negro to civil rights; 5. Politics and music in the 1960s; 6. From the sixties to the nineties: the case of Sweden; 7. Structures of feeling and cognitive more

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"...a readable book that takes tradition seriously. A book for large undergraduate and graduate collections." Choice 10/98 "^Music and Movements^ is worthwhile reading for movement and popular culture scholars" American Journal of Sociology " excellent overview of music in the service of political struggle." Gage Averill, Yearbook for Traditional Musicshow more