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Author Balen, Julia, 1955- author

Title A queerly joyful noise : choral musicking for social justice / Julia "Jules" Balen
Published New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 211 pages)
Contents ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction: Why Choruses?""; ""Part One: Finding Our Voices""; ""Chapter 1: Singing as Counterstorying Practice""; ""Chapter 2: Choral Musicking for Change""; ""Part Two: Queer Organizing for Social Change""; ""Chapter 3: Practices of Identity: Queering Social Institutions""; ""Chapter 4: Queer Choral Musicking: Cultural Contexts""; ""Chapter 5: Choral Technologies for Queering""; ""Part Three: Communal Erotics and Social Justice""; ""Chapter 6: Emotions, Identities, and Choral Musicking""
""Chapter 7: Communal Erotics: Choral Musicking and Our Capacity for Joy""""Acknowledgments""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary A Queerly Joyful Noise investigates why so many LGBTIQ people are drawn to choral music and how queer chorus members create an experience that is beautiful and politically impactful. Julia ""Jules"" Bal#65533;n vividly conveys how queer choruses can collectively empower their singers and serve as progressive rallying calls for their listeners
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 26, 2017)
Subject Choral singing -- Political aspects -- United States.
Choral singing -- Social aspects -- United States.
Gay choirs -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017027500
ISBN 0813588405 (electronic book)
0813588413 (electronic bk.)
9780813588407 (electronic book)
9780813588414 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover) (alkaline paper)