Music and Social Movements: Mobilizing Traditions in the Twentieth Century

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 1998 - Music - 191 pages
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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 theory.
  

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Contents

On social movements and culture
6
Taking traditions seriously
26
Making an alternative popular culture from populism to the popular front
48
The movements of black music from the New Negro to civil rights
74
Politics and music in the I960s
106
From the sixties to the nineties the case of Sweden
140
Structures of feeling and cognitive praxis
160
Notes
174
Bibliography
179
Index
189
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About the author (1998)

Ron Eyerman is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Lund, Sweden.

Andrew Jamison is Senior Lecturer at the Research Policy Institute at the University of Lund, Sweden.

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