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Modernity's Ear by Roshanak Kheshti
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Roshanak Kheshti. Modernity’s Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music. New York: New York University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-4798-1786-3.

Kheshti opens her book with an autobiographical moment. While interning at a world music record company
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Science of Logic by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
"At the beginning of his Three Studies on Hegel, Adorno chastises Croce for asking the question, What is still alive in Hegel's philosophy and what is dead? Adorno sees this question as arrogant, since it implies that the critic is in a position fa..." Read more of this review »
Visions of Freedom by Piero Gleijeses
"An impressive work of forensic history. Gleijeses digs deep into the available records of Cuba, the former USSR, South Africa, the U.S. and elsewhere to provide an unprecedented analysis of Cuba's defense of Angola and Namibia.

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Singing the Classical, Voicing the Modern by Amanda J. Weidman
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If you are looking for theory then this book is subtle, nuanced, and judicious. She allows you to make up your own mind on how to use her work.

But the real discovery here is historical. Every chapter tells a fascinating story that doubles back on its
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American Nuremberg by Rebecca Gordon
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Rebecca Gordon's task is simple and bold. She wants to create a Nuremberg type of tribunal to indict U.S. policy in the (so called) war on terror. After a chapter on the original Nuremberg, she explains various international laws and their violation ...more
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“It is not simply as release or play, in other words, that popular music saves society from its routine murders; it is not just relief from the long day's work or the joy that comes from cutting loose or the affirmation of community that makes it attractive, although all of these play their parts. In the Americas, popular music is a mission and strategy to recover the deep theoretical roots that extend far into the past and constitutes nothing less an alternative history of Western civilization.”
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