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Title The Routledge history of social protest in popular music / edited by Jonathan C. Friedman
Published New York : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 412 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge histories
Routledge histories
Contents What is social protest music? : one historian's perspective / Jonathan Friedman -- Signifying freedom: Protest in nineteenth-century African-American protest music / Burton W. Peretti -- God, garrison, and the ground : the Hutchinson Family Singers and the origins of commercial protest music / Scott Gac -- Solidarity forever : music and the labor movement in the United States / Benjamin Bierman -- Sonic opposition : protesting racial violence before civil rights / Katherine L. Turner -- Jewish voices of protest on Broadway: From The eternal road to The cradle will rock and beyond / Jonathan C. Friedman -- Music mêlée: Twentieth-century America's contested wartime soundtrack / Robert J. Kodosky -- Bob Dylan: an American tragedian / Kile Jones -- A screaming comes across the dial: Country, folk, and atomic protest music / John Cline and Robert G. Weiner -- A soul message : R & B, soul, and the Black freedom struggle / James Smethurst -- The music's not all that matters, after all: British progressive rock as social criticism / Edward Macan -- Radical protest in rock: Zappa, Lennon, and Garcia / Jacqueline Edmondson and Robert G. Weiner -- Falling into fancy fragments: Punk, protest, and politics / Travis A. Jackson -- Women, rap, and hip-hop: The challenge of image / Gail Hilson Woldu -- I predict a riot: Riot Grrrls and the contradiction of feminism / Shayna Maskell -- Anger is a gift: Post-Cold War rock and the anti-capitalist movement / David Alexander Robinson -- Concerts for a cause (or, 'cause we can?) / H. Louise Davis -- What every revolutionary should know: A musical model of global protest / Ingrid Bianca Byerly -- Revolutionary words: Reggae's evolution from protest to mainstream / Stephen A. King and P. Renee Foster -- "We need more than love": Three generations of North American indigenous protest singers / Elyse Carter Vosen -- European pop music and the notion of protest / Anna G. Piotrowska -- Flowers made of lead: Paths, times, and emotions of protest music in Brazil / Ricardo Santhiago -- Songs for freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid / Mark Malisa and Nandipha Malange -- "Sorrow, tears, and blood": Fela Anikulapo Kuti and protest in Nigeria / Saheed Aderinto -- Telling the truth and commenting reality: "Harsh criticism" in Guinea-Bissau's intervention music / Anne-Kristin Borszik -- Deglamorizing protest: The politics of "song and dance" in popular Indian cinema / Prakash Kona -- Protesting colonial Australia: Convict theatre and Kelly ballads / Stephen Gaunson -- Ambushed from all sides: Rock music as a force for change in China / Dennis Rea -- Conclusion: A hermeneutics of protest music / Allan Moore
Summary The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music provides a sweeping overview of social protest music in diverse collection of twenty eight essays that analyse the trends, musical formats, and rhetorical divides that have been used in popular music to illuminate the human condition
The major objective of this collection of 28 essays is to analyze the trends, musical formats, and rhetorical devices used in popular music to illuminate the human condition. By comparing and contrasting musical offerings in a number of countries and in different contexts from the 19th century until today, The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music aims to be a probing introduction to the history of social protest music, ideal for popular music studies and history and sociology of music courses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from e-book title screen (EBL platform, viewed March 31, 2015)
Subject Popular music -- Political aspects
Popular music -- Social aspects
Protest movements -- Songs and music
Protest songs -- History and criticism
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Theory.
Popular music -- Political aspects.
Popular music -- Social aspects.
Protest movements.
Protest songs.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Songs and music.
Form Electronic book
Author Friedman, Jonathan C., 1966- editor
ISBN 020312488X