Collection in the spotlight: Protest and music
For many people, music is one of the most powerful tools for expressing displeasure! In this edition of "Collection in the spotlight" an overview from the collection of the University Library with the theme: Where there is protest, there is music...
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The rhetoric of moral protest: public campaigns, celebrity endorsement, and political mobilization. Christian Lahusen.
Rock-for-a-cause events like the Mandela shows, Amnesty's Human Rights Now! world tour, and the Anti-Apartheid and Greenpeace charity records are part of new international mobilization strategies. Presenting celebrities and stars, they form a medium and an arena for political campaigns. This highly topical study provides new insights for our understanding of organizational strategies and mobilization processes.
La production révolutionnaire: slogans, affiches, chansons. Louis-Jean Calvet.
Le terme folklore connote généralement le passé : ensemble de traditions, de chansons, de contes dont nous avons hérité. Mais un certain nombre de productions contemporaines préparent le folklore de demain. Partant d’un regard linguistique et ethnographique sur le slogan, l’affiche, la chanson révolutionnaires, Louis-Jean Calvet tente ici de cerner la production de ces formes, approche poïétique donc, concernée par le faire, et qui nous apprend autant sur le présent que sur le passé de la production populaire si l’on veut bien admettre que le destin du Roi Renaud est au fond à analyser dans les mêmes termes que celui de l’Internationale, ou d’un slogan quelconque. Et cette productivité populaire témoigne alors de la liberté du peuple face aux pressions des bureaucraties de tous ordres.
The resisting muse: popular music and social protest. Editor: Ian Peddie.
Study about the various ways popular music has been deployed as anti-establishment and how such opposition both influences and responds to the music produced. Survey of diverse forms of popular music in relation to the creation of communities of protest since 1975: Hip-Hop, Drum and Bass, Jungle, Heavy Metal, Gothic, women and rap, rasta, independent music production, Live Aid, Farm Aid, and examples of different bands and artists.
Van Alexandros tot Zenobia: thema's uit de klassieke geschiedenis in literatuur, muziek, beeldende kunst en theater. Eric M. Moormann & Wilfried Uitterhoeve.
De 104 beschrijvingen handelen over roemruchte vorsten en vorstinnen als Alexandros, Kleopatra en Semiramis, en grote schurken als Caligula, Catilina en Nero. In het boek worden ze opgeroepen zoals ze in de historische en in de moraliserende literatuur van de oudheid naar voren treden, en wordt verslag gedaan van hun veelsoortige optreden in de westerse kunst en cultuur tot in onze tijd.
Nederlandse strijdzangen (1525-1648). Verzameld, ingeleid en van aantekeningen door W.J.C. Buitendijk.
W.J.C. Buitendijk beschrijft in zijn bundel Nederlandse Strijdzangen uit de 16e en de eerste helft der 17e eeuw de strijdliederen uit de tachtig jarige oorlog en daarna. Teksten en deels muziek.
Die Story des Blues: Worksongs, Ragtime, Rhythm and Blues. Paul Olivier; aus dem Englischen von Walter Hartmann.
Paul Olivers klassische Geschichte des Blues wird weithin als das maßgebliche Werk zudiesem Thema angesehen. Mit mehr als zweihundert Vintage-Fotos und einer neuen Einführung des Autors erweckt der fesselnde, informative Band die afroamerikanischen Sänger und Spieler zum Leben, die dieses reiche Musikgenre geschaffen haben, sowie die Umgebungen und Erfahrungen, die sie inspiriert haben.
Music and Protest in 1968. Editors: Beate Kutschke, Barley Norton.
Music was integral to the profound cultural, social and political changes that swept the globe in 1968. This collection of essays offers new perspectives on the role that music played in the events of that year, which included protests against the ongoing Vietnam War, the May riots in France and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. From underground folk music in Japan to antiauthoritarian music in Scandinavia and Germany, Music and Protest in 1968 explores music's key role as a means of socio-political dissent not just in the US and the UK but in Asia, North and South America, Europe and Africa.
Years of protest: a collection of American writings of the 1930's. Jack Salzman (Editor), Barry Wallenstein (Compiler).
An historical anthology of the 1930's in America, capturing a sense of the decade through literature (essays, short stories, and poetry) as well as songs, newspaper articles, non-literary documents and illustrations.
Black Lives Matter & music: protest, intervention, reflection. Edited by Fernando Orejuela, Stephanie Shonekan.
Music has always been integral to the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, with songs such as Kendrick Lamar's "Alright," J. Cole's "Be Free," D'Angelo and the Vanguard's "The Charade," The Game's "Don't Shoot," Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout," Usher's "Chains," and many others serving as unofficial anthems and soundtracks for members and allies of the movement. In this collection of critical studies, contributors draw from ethnographic research and personal encounters to illustrate how scholarly research of, approaches to, and teaching about the role of music in the Black Lives Matter movement can contribute to public awareness of the social, economic, political, scientific, and other forms of injustices in our society.
Bob Dylan's poetics: how the songs work. Timothy Hampton.
Bob Dylan's reception of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature has elevated him beyond the world of popular music, establishing him as a major modern artist. However, until now, no study of his career has focused on the details and nuances of the songs, showing how they work as artistic statements designed to create meaning and elicit emotion.
Rhythm and resistance: explorations in the political uses of popular music. Ray Pratt.
This important new study of the political uses of popular music, from the era of slavery to the present traces the search for individual identity, freedom, and dignity as it has been expressed in popular music. Beginning with the spirituals of the slaves and the gospel of the black church and continuing through the blues, jazz forms, country, folk, and rock, Pratt presents popular music as part of a continuing effort, over two centuries, to create community values and identity in the face of social transformations. The book refutes the idea that the use of popular music for expression by a socially marginal society is new. Pratt demonstrates that popular music as an expression of community identity is centuries old.
Call me the seeker: listening to religion in popular music. Edited by Michael J. Gilmour.
Michael Gilmour's introductory essay gives a state-of-the-discipline overview of research in popular music. He argues that popular songs frequently draw from and "interpret" themes found in the conceptual and linguistic worlds of the major religions and reveal underlying attitudes in those who compose and consume them. He says these "texts" deserve more serious study, as "insight and profundity can be found not only in the traditional canons, religious or otherwise, but also in unexpected places." The essays in the book start an ongoing conversation in this area, bringing a variety of methodologies to bear on selected artists and topics.
Shoot the singer! Music censorship today. Marie Korpe, editor.
For thousands of years, music has been one of humanity's most essential cultural expressions. This is a global presentation of contemporary cases of music censorship, examining the causes, methods and logic behind contemporary attempts to prevent people from hearing certain kinds of music.
Disruptive divas: feminism, identity, & popular music. Lori Burns and Mélisse Lafrance.
Disruptive Divas focuses on four female musicians: Tori Amos, Courtney Love, Me'Shell Ndegeocello and P. J. Harvey who have marked contemporary popular culture in unexpected ways have impelled and disturbed the boundaries of acceptable female musicianship.
Music and politics: a critical introduction. James Garratt.
This book is not about music or politics. It is about the 'and' that binds them together. How do these fields intersect, and what theories and approaches can help us understand their interactions? How have the relationships between music and politics changed over time and across cultures, and are the familiar tools we use in dealing with them fit for purpose? This book overhauls our understanding of how these fields interact, offering a rigorous reappraisal of key concepts such as power, protest, resistance, subversion, propaganda, and ideology.
Understanding rock 'n' roll: popular music in Britain 1955-1964. Dick Bradley.
Rock'n'roll in Britain has been written about many times, but the question of what it has meant to its young fans and imitators has usually taken second place to the description of the records and artists themselves. In this book Dick Bradley argues that to fully understand the history of rock'n'roll and related styles like skiffle, Beat music and British R'n'B, it is not enough merely to praise or criticize records. We must consider how the music was used, and what made many listeners take up singing and playing themselves.
Encyclopedia of punk music and culture. Brian Cogan.
Although its origins and definition are hotly debated among scholars and fans alike, punk rock music has an ever-evolving but always loyal fan base. The British punk movement is thought to have begun in the early 1970s with bands such as the Clash and the Sex Pistols, and the American punk movement in the mid-1970s with bands such as the Ramones, Patti Smith, and Television playing at CBGB's in New York City's Lower East Side.
Sing a song of social significance. R. Serge Denisoff.
Songs of persuasion and their entrepreneurs. Christianity, communism and commercialism, the Urban folk music 'movement' research: value free? Religious roots of the song of persuasion, class consciousness and the song of persuasion, protest songs and skits of American Trotskyists, protest songs of the old and new left, folk music, protest or commercialism, protest songs: those on the top forty and those on the streets, Mannheim's problem of generations and counter culture, Death songs and teenage roles …Kent State, Muskogee, and the ghetto
Social policy: essential primary sources. Editors: K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner.
This volume of primary source documents focuses on some of the leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries dealing with social policies. It contains approximately 175 full and excerpted documents--speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art--as well as overview information that places each document in context.
Survival songs: Conchita Piquer's coplas and Franco's regime of terror. Stephanie Sieburth.
Stephanie Sieburth's Survival Songs explores how a genre of Spanish popular music, the copla, as sung by legendary performer Conchita Piquer, helped Republican sympathizers to survive the Franco regime's dehumanizing treatment following the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
The sound of history: songs and social comment. Roy Palmer.
Part anthology, part social history, this book explores the relationship between popular song and the events in Britain over the last 400 years that rise to it. On subjects as diverse as crime, war, love, disarmament, politics, and industry, song has always been a vehicle for the expression of popular feeling, often as the voice of the minority or oppressed. Concentrating on the overlapping categories of oral songs, street ballads, and the work of singer/songwriters who employ a traditional idiom, the book presents fifty-four songs in full(forty with music), quotations from many others, a bibliography and discography, and numerous illustrations including facsimile ballads, engravings, and photographs of contemporary scenes.
Relocating popular music. Edited by Ewa Mazierska and Georgina Gregory.
Relocating Popular Music uses the lens of colonialism and tourism to analyse various types of movements of popular music, such as transporting music from one place or historical period to another, hybridising it with a different style and furnishing it with a new meaning. This accessible and jargon-free collection discusses music in relation to music video, film, graphic arts, fashion and architecture, while covering a wide variety of phenomena from all over the world.
Blues legacies and Black feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday. By Angela Y. Davis.
Examining the lives and art of black women blues singers, an African-American professor argues that they expressed a black, working-class, feminist perspective that opposed both white, mainstream culture and that of the black middle class.
To everything there is a season: Pete Seeger and the power of song. Allan M. Winkler.
Author or coauthor of such legendary songs as "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," Pete Seeger is the most influential folk singer in the history of the United States. In "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song, Allan Winkler describes how Seeger applied his musical talents to improve conditions for less fortunate people everywhere.