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  • Music, Theatre and Politics in Germany

    1848 to the Third Reich

    Edited by Nikolaus Bacht

    Music, theatre and politics have maintained a long-standing, if varying and problematic, relationship. In the Ancient World, the relationship used to be a harmonious one, scholars have us believe, glorifying the moment at the beginning of Western history when a political community, or polis,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27

  • Music of the Soviet Era: 1917–1991

    2nd Edition

    By Levon Hakobian

    This volume is a comprehensive and detailed survey of music and musical life of the entire Soviet era, from 1917 to 1991, which takes into account the extensive body of scholarly literature in Russian and other major European languages. In this considerably updated and revised edition of his 1998…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge Russian and East European Music and Culture

  • Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China

    By Wai-Chung Ho

    While attention has been paid to various aspects of music education in China, to date no single publication has systematically addressed the complex interplay of sociopolitical transformations underlying the development of popular music and music education in the multilevel culture of China. Before…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Life, Music and Thought of Woody Guthrie

    A Critical Appraisal

    Edited by John S. Partington

    Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-67) has had an immense impact on popular culture throughout the world. His folk music brought traditional song from the rural communities of the American southwest to the urban American listener and, through the global influence of American culture, to listeners and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment, Tradition and the Punk Underground

    By Pete Dale

    For more than three decades, a punk underground has repeatedly insisted that 'anyone can do it'. This underground punk movement has evolved via several micro-traditions, each offering distinct and novel presentations of what punk is, isn't, or should be. Underlying all these punk micro-traditions…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Fiesta de diez pesos: Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba

    By Moshe Morad

    The ‘Special Period’ in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterized by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised solutions for survival, including hustling and sex-work. During this time there…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Music on the Frontline

    Nicolas Nabokov’s Struggle Against Communism and Middlebrow Culture

    By Ian Wellens

    The story of Nicolas Nabokov's involvement with the CIA-funded Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) is a story of the politics and sociology of culture; how music was used for political ends and how intellectual groups formed and functioned during the Cold War. The seemingly independent CCF,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education

    By Alexandra Kertz-Welzel

    Edited by David G. Hebert

    Music has long served as an emblem of national identity in educational systems throughout the world. Patriotic songs are commonly considered healthy and essential ingredients of the school curriculum, nurturing the respect, loyalty and 'good citizenship' of students. But to what extent have music…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25

  • Sounds of the Borderland

    Popular Music, War and Nationalism in Croatia since 1991

    By Catherine Baker

    Sounds of the Borderland is the first book-length study of how popular music became a medium for political communication and contested identification during and after Croatia's war of independence from Yugoslavia. It extends existing cultural studies literature on music, politics and the state,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23

  • Elvis Costello and Thatcherism

    A Psycho-Social Exploration

    By David Pilgrim, Richard Ormrod

    The emergence of Thatcherism around 1980, which ushered in a period of neo-liberalism in British politics that still resonates today, led musicians, like other artists, to respond to their context of production. This book uses the early work of one of these musicians, Elvis Costello, to explore the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Politics of Post-9/11 Music: Sound, Trauma, and the Music Industry in the Time of Terror

    By Brian Flota

    Edited by Joseph P. Fisher

    Seeking to extend discussions of 9/11 music beyond the acts typically associated with the September 11th attacks”U2, Toby Keith, The Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen”this collection interrogates the politics of a variety of post-9/11 music scenes. Contributors add an aural dimension to what has been…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Protest Music in France

    Production, Identity and Audiences

    By Barbara Lebrun

    Barbara Lebrun traces the evolution of 'protest' music in France since 1981, exploring the contradictions that emerge when artists who take their musical production and political commitment 'seriously', cross over to the mainstream, becoming profitable and consensual. Contestation is understood as…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

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