The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music

Edited by Jonathan C. Friedman

© 2013 – Routledge

414 pages

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About the Book

The major objective of this collection of 28 essays is to analyze the trends, musical formats, and rhetorical devices used in popular music to illuminate the human condition. By comparing and contrasting musical offerings in a number of countries and in different contexts from the 19th century until today, The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music aims to be a probing introduction to the history of social protest music, ideal for popular music studies and history and sociology of music courses.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART ONE—HISTORICAL BEGINNINGS

1. “The Nature and Impact of Musical Protest,” Allan Moore

2. “Negro Spirituals of the 19th Century,” Burton Peretti

3. “The First American Social Protest Musical Group: The Hutchinson Family Singers,” Scott Gac

4. “Folk Music, Labor, Class, and Protest in the United States, 1900-1950,” Jerry Rodnitsky

5. “Race, Gender, and Protest: African American Music, 1900-1970,” Felicia Miyakawa,

PART TWO—WAR AND CIVIL RIGHTS

6. “War and Musical Protest,” Robert Kodosky

7. “Atomic Music,” Rob Weiner

8. “Civil Rights Anthems and Soul Music,”Jerry Smethurst,

9. “Beatles Utopia,” Walter Everett

PART THREE—CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROTEST IN ROCK

10. “Societal Visions in Progressive Rock,” Carla Hochhauser

11. “The Punk Revolution?,” Travis Jackson

12. “From the Grateful Dead to Frank Zappa: Radical Protest in Rock,” Rob Weiner

13. “Gender and Social Protest in Contemporary Rock,” Marion Leonard

14. “Women, Rap, and Hip-Hop,” Gail Hilson Woldu,

15. “Politics, War, and the Protest Song in the Era of Bono,” Reebee Garofalo

PART FOUR—INTERNATIONAL PROTEST

16. “Reggae’s Evolution from Protest to Mainstream,” Stephen A. King

17. “Protest Music, Identity Politics, and Latin Pop,” T. M. Scruggs

18. “Intervention Music in Gineau-Bissau in the 1990s,” Anne-Kristin Borszik,

19. “Music Indaba in Late Apartheid South Africa,” Ingrid Bianca Byerly

20. “Anti-Apartheid Music and the African National Congress,” Shirli Gilbert

21. “Music of Protest from Palestine,” David MacDonald

22. “Contemporary Protest Music in Asia,” Dennis Rea

CONCLUSION

About the Editor

Jonathan C. Friedman is Professor of History and Director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Chester University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS054000
HISTORY / Social History
MUS000000
MUSIC / General
MUS020000
MUSIC / History & Criticism