Music, Power, and Politics

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Annie Janeiro Randall
Taylor & Francis, Sep 1, 2004 - Music - 300 pages
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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 Andes.

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