The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music

Edited by Jonathan C. Friedman

© 2013 – Routledge

414 pages

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Hardback: 9780415509527
pub: 2013-06-19
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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

Section I: Historical Beginnings, War, and Civil Rights Section II: Contemporary Social Protest in Rock Music Section III: International Protest

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:
HISTORY / Social History
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / History & Criticism