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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Music and song are central to modern culture--social movements to cultural change. Building on their studies of the sixties culture and the theory of cognitive praxis, the authors examine the mobilization of cultural traditions and the formation of new collective identities through the music of activism. Specific chapters examine American folk and country music, black music, music of the sixties, and the transfer of the American experience to Europe. This highly readable book is among the first to link social movement and 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)

Ronald Eyerman is the holder of the Segerstedt Chair of Sociology, and a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University (1900 2000). His recent publications include Music and Social Movements (Cambridge, 1998).

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