Popular Music and Human Rights (New edition)

Popular Music and Human Rights (New edition)

By: Professor Ian Peddie (editor), Professor Derek B. Scott (series_editor), Professor Stan Hawkins (series_editor), Professor Lori Burns (series_editor)Mixed Media

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Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination and the right to self-legislation have long been at the forefront of popular music's approach to human rights. At a time of such uncertainty and confusion, with human rights currently being violated all over the world, a new and sustained examination of cultural responses to such issues is warranted. In this respect music, which is always produced in a social context, is an extremely useful medium; in its immediacy music has a potency of expression whose reach is long and wide. This two-volume set comprises Volume I: British and American Music, and Volume II: World Music.

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Ian Peddie has taught at Florida Gulf Coast University, the University of Sydney, and West Texas A&M University. His books include The Resisting Muse: Popular Music and Social Protest (2006) and a study of class in American literature. He has published widely on twentieth century British and American culture. He is currently editing a collection on music and protest since 1900. Kieran Cashell, Kevin C. Dunn, Deborah Finding, John Hutnyk, Stephen A. King, Stefan Mattessich, Neil Nehring, Sam O'Connell, Ian Peddie, Christopher A. Scales, David Thurmaier, Sheila Whiteley, William Anselmi, Aaron Corn, Paul D. Greene, Angela Impey, Mark LeVine, Valdis Muktupavels, Rajko Mursic, John M. Schechter, Gerry Smyth, Andreas Steen, Sergei I. Zhuk.


Contents: Volume I: Foreword; Introduction; More relevance than spotlight and applause: Billy Bragg in the British folk tradition, Kieran Cashell; 'Know your rights': punk rock, globalization and human rights, Kevin C. Dunn; Unlocking the silence: Tori Amos, sexual violence and affect, Deborah Finding; Pantomime paranoia in London or, 'look out he's behind you!', John Hutnyk; The Blues, trauma, and public memory: Willie King and the Liberators, Stephen A. King; The aesthetic dimension: cultural politics, human rights, and Hedwig, Stefan Mattessich; The evolution of the political benefit rock album, Neil Nehring; Which music for which catastrophe? The functions of popular music 21st century benefit concerts, Sam O'Connell; From midnight music to civil rights, from bluesology to human rights: Gil Scott-Heron, American Griot, Ian Peddie; Plight of the Redman: XIT, Red power, and the refashioning of American Indian ethnicity, Christopher A. Scales; 'The country we carry in our hearts is waiting': Bruce Springsteen, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the search for human rights in America, David Thurmaier; The vision of possibility: popular music, women and human rights, Sheila Whiteley; Bibliography; Discography; Index. Volume II: Foreword; Introduction; Long played revolutions: utopic narratives, canzoni d'autore, William Anselmi; Treaty now: popular music and the indigenous struggle for justice in contemporary Australia, Aaron Corn; Intense emotions and human rights in Nepal's heavy metal scene, Paul D. Greene; Songs of the in-between: remembering in the land that memory forgot, Angela Impey; How a music about death affirms life: Middle Eastern metal and the return of music's aura, Mark LeVine; The 'dangerous' folksongs: the neo-folklore movement of occupied Latvia in the 1980s, Valdis Muktupavels; Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav encounters with popular music and human rights, Rajko Mursic; Victor Jara: the artist and his legacy, John M. Schechter; No country for young women: Celtic music, dissent and the Irish female body, Gerry Smyth; Long live the revolution? The changing spirit of Chinese rock, Andreas Steen; Fascist music from the West: anti-rock campaigns, problems of national identity and human rights in the 'closed city' of Soviet Ukraine 1975-84, Sergei I. Zhuk; Bibliography; Discography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781409464068
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 2
  • ID: 9781409464068
  • ISBN10: 1409464067
  • edition: New edition

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