Music Power and Politics

Discursive Negotia- tions of Power in Preunification East German Popular Music,” a treatment of rock music in preunification ... Germany had passed from Nazism to Communism and one form of extreme government control of music to another.

Author: Annie J. Randall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135946913

Category: Music

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Essays by scholars from around the world explore the means by which music's long-acknowledged potential to persuade, seduce, indoctrinate, rouse, incite, or even silence listeners has been used to advance agendas of power and protest.
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Asian Power and Politics

choice models have felt it necessary to disparage political culture studies . Given the limitations of all the social ... or " logic " to each musical tradition . In each tradition the characteristics of music , 20 ASIAN POWER AND POLITICS.

Author: Lucian W. Pye

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674049799

Category: Political Science

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Pye reconceptualizes Asian political development as a product of cultural attitudes about power and authority. He contrasts the great traditions of Confucian East Asia with the Southeast Asian cultures and the South Asian traditions of Hinduism and Islam, and explores the national differences within these larger civilizations.
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Dancing with Devtas Drums Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal North India

However, with regard to the sound elements themselves, emotive meaning is often referred to as 'powerful expression', without any consequent relationship to structures of power within society. Music and political power The three spheres ...

Author: Andrew Alter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351946391

Category: Music

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In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the gods possess their mediums. In other contexts, such as dramatic theatrical renditions of stories of specific deities, actors 'dance' the role of their character having become possessed by the spirit of their character. Through the powerful sounds of their drumming, musicians cause the gods to dance. Music, and more particularly musical sound, is perceived in Garhwal as a powerful force. Andrew Alter examines music and musical practice in Garhwal from an analytical perspective that explores the nexus between musical sounds and performance events. He provides insight into performance practice, vocal techniques, notions of repertoire classification, instruments, ensembles, performance venues, and dance practice. However, music is not viewed simply as a system of organized sounds such as drum strokes, pitch iterations or repertoire items. Rather, in Garhwal, the music is viewed as a system of knowledge and as a system of beliefs in which meaning and spirituality become articulated through potent sound iterations. Alter makes a significant contribution to the discipline of ethnomusicology through a detailed documentation of musical practice in the context of ritual events. The book offers a traditionally thorough historical-ethnographic study of a region with the aim of integrating the local field-based case studies of musical practices within the broader Garhwali context. The work contains invaluable oral data, which has been carefully transliterated as well as translated. Alter blends a carefully detailed analysis of drumming in conjunction with the complex ritual and social contexts of this sophisticated and semantically rich musical practice.
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Twentieth Century Music and Politics

Her forthcoming book addresses narratology, cultural politics and Shostakovich, particularly in regard to his early ... in Asian Music 41/2 (2010); 'Power, Politics, and Musical Commemoration: Western Musical Figures in the People's ...

Author: Pauline Fairclough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317005797

Category: Music

Page: 312

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When considering the role music played in the major totalitarian regimes of the century it is music's usefulness as propaganda that leaps first to mind. But as a number of the chapters in this volume demonstrate, there is a complex relationship both between art music and politicised mass culture, and between entertainment and propaganda. Nationality, self/other, power and ideology are the dominant themes of this book, whilst key topics include: music in totalitarian regimes; music as propaganda; music and national identity; émigré communities and composers; music's role in shaping identities of 'self' and 'other' and music as both resistance to and instrument of oppression. Taking the contributions together it becomes clear that shared experiences such as war, dictatorship, colonialism, exile and emigration produced different, yet clearly inter-related musical consequences.
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Music and Politics

We need to acknowledge that while all music is fair game for political analysis, the latter is not always a particularly productive ... 2 Power and Counterpower There are strange, subterranean parallels between 36 Music and Politics.

Author: James Garratt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107032415

Category: Music

Page: 284

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Changes our picture of how music and politics interact through a rigorous and wide-ranging reappraisal of the field.
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Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East North Africa and Central Asia

Music, Power, and Politics, New York: Routledge. rashid, ahmad (2000), Taliban: Islam, Oil and the New Great Game in Central Asia, london: i.B. tauris. —— (2002), Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, new haven, ...

Author: Laudan Nooshin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317092292

Category: Music

Page: 358

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What is it about the history, geographical position and cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia that has made music such a potent and powerful agent? This volume presents the first direct look at the complex relationship between music and power across a range of musical genres and countries. Discourses of power in the region centre on some of the most contested social issues, most notably in relation to nationhood, gender and religion. Individual chapters examine the ways in which music serves as a forum for playing out issues of power, ideology, resistance and subversion. How does music become a space for promoting - or conversely, resisting or subverting - particular ideologies or positions of authority? How does it accrue symbolic power in ways that are very particular, perhaps unique? And how does music become a site of social control or, alternatively, a vehicle for agency and empowerment, at times overt and at others highly subtle? What is it about music that facilitates, and sometimes disrupts, the exercise and flows of power? Who controls such flows, how and for what purposes? In asking such questions in the context of countries such as Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Tunisia and Tajikistan, the book draws on a wide range of relevant theoretical and critical ideas, and many disciplines including ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, politics, Middle Eastern studies, globalization studies, gender studies and cultural and media studies. The countries and areas explored share a great deal in historical and cultural terms, including a legacy of colonial and neo-colonial encounters and predominantly Judeo-Muslim religious traditions. It is hoped that the volume will contribute ultimately to a richer understanding of the role that music plays in these societies.
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The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Politics

Öner, S. (2008) 'Folk Songs, Translation and the Question of (Psuedo-)Originals', in Ş. Susam-Saraeva (ed.) Translation and Music, special issue of The Translator 14(2): 229–46. Randall, A. J. (2005) Music, Power and Politics, ...

Author: Jonathan Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317219491

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 524

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The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Politics presents the first comprehensive, state of the art overview of the multiple ways in which ‘politics’ and ‘translation’ interact. Divided into four sections with thirty-three chapters written by a roster of international scholars, this handbook covers the translation of political ideas, the effects of political structures on translation and interpreting, the politics of translation and an array of case studies that range from the Classical Mediterranean to contemporary China. Considering established topics such as censorship, gender, translation under fascism, translators and interpreters at war, as well as emerging topics such as translation and development, the politics of localization, translation and interpreting in democratic movements, and the politics of translating popular music, the handbook offers a global and interdisciplinary introduction to the intersections between translation and interpreting studies and politics. With a substantial introduction and extensive bibliographies, this handbook is an indispensable resource for students and researchers of translation theory, politics and related areas.
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African Music Power and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe

Similarly, they defied the structures of rural politics to dabble in nationalist politics, getting involved with the Southern Rhodesia Native Association against the wishes of the mudzviti. Revs. Samkange and Esau Nemapare, ...

Author: Mhoze Chikowero

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253018090

Category: Music

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In this new history of music in Zimbabwe, Mhoze Chikowero deftly uses African sources to interrogate the copious colonial archive, reading it as a confessional voice along and against the grain to write a complex history of music, colonialism, and African self-liberation. Chikowero's book begins in the 1890s with missionary crusades against African performative cultures and African students being inducted into mission bands, which contextualize the music of segregated urban and mining company dance halls in the 1930s, and he builds genealogies of the Chimurenga music later popularized by guerrilla artists like Dorothy Masuku, Zexie Manatsa, Thomas Mapfumo, and others in the 1970s. Chikowero shows how Africans deployed their music and indigenous knowledge systems to fight for their freedom from British colonial domination and to assert their cultural sovereignty.
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Music and Politics

politics. Can we show that were it not for music certain things would not have happened, certain ideas not conceived, ... power. of. music. We know of the musicians and musical movements of whom it has been claimed that they made a ...

Author: John Street

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745636559

Category: Music

Page: 256

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It is common to hear talk of how music can inspire crowds, move individuals and mobilise movements. We know too of how governments can live in fear of its effects, censor its sounds and imprison its creators. At the same time, there are other governments that use music for propaganda or for torture. All of these examples speak to the idea of music's political importance. But while we may share these assumptions about music's power, we rarely stop to analyse what it is about organised sound - about notes and rhythms - that has the effects attributed to it. This is the first book to examine systematically music's political power. It shows how music has been at the heart of accounts of political order, at how musicians from Bono to Lily Allen have claimed to speak for peoples and political causes. It looks too at the emergence of music as an object of public policy, whether in the classroom or in the copyright courts, whether as focus of national pride or employment opportunities. The book brings together a vast array of ideas about music's political significance (from Aristotle to Rousseau, from Adorno to Deleuze) and new empirical data to tell a story of the extraordinary potency of music across time and space. At the heart of the book lies the argument that music and politics are inseparably linked, and that each animates the other.
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Musical Debate and Political Culture in France 1700 1830

... who as president of the parlement of Bordeaux and a progressive political philosopher disparaged the despotic centralisation of royal power; at the same time, the Lettres depicted a fissile and argumentative culture, ...

Author: Robert James Arnold

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783272013

Category: History

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The first full-length treatment of the operatic querelles in eighteenth-century France, placing individual querelles in historical context and tracing common themes of authority, national prestige and the power of music over popular sentiment.
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