Playing for Change: Music and Musicians in the Service of Social Movements

Playing for Change: Music and Musicians in the Service of Social Movements

by Rob Rosenthal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594517894

ISBN-13: 2901594517890

Pub. Date: 04/28/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Although music is known to be part of the great social movements that have rocked the world, its specific contribution to political struggle has rarely been closely analyzed. Is it truly the “lifeblood” of movements, as some have declared, or merely the entertainment between the speeches? Drawing on interviews, case studies, and musical and lyrical

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Although music is known to be part of the great social movements that have rocked the world, its specific contribution to political struggle has rarely been closely analyzed. Is it truly the “lifeblood” of movements, as some have declared, or merely the entertainment between the speeches? Drawing on interviews, case studies, and musical and lyrical analysis, Rosenthal and Flacks offer a brilliant analysis and a wide-ranging look at the use of music in movements, in the U.S. and elsewhere, over the past hundred years. From their interviews, the voices of Pete Seeger, Ani DiFranco, Tom Morello, Holly Near, and many others enliven this highly readable book.

"a complex, theoretical analysis of music and social movements...Recommended." -CHOICE

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ISBN-13:
2901594517890
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Pages:
320

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