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Music and Social Movements: Mobilizing Traditions in the Twentieth Century
Music and song are central to modern culture, social movements to cultural change. Building on their studies of Sixties culture and theory of cognitive praxis, the authors examine the mobilization of cultural traditions and formation of new collective identities through the music of activism. Specific chapters examine American folk and country music, black music, music of ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published March 19th 1998 by Cambridge University Press
(first published February 28th 1998)
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Jan 19, 2010 Starbubbles rated it liked it
i basically read a third of it. will eventually come back to it and read the rest though. but regardless, totally counting this one as read. fairly decent read. hard to get through the theories on social movements, and the music aspect was only used as a secondary topic, but still okay. you didn't need to know music theory to understand what was going on, but it would have been nice to have some so i could have better understood what a "traditional" rythm, tempo, etc. was. but it wouldn't have b ...more