The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music

The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music

by Jonathan C. Friedman

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The major objective of this collection of 28 essays is to analyze the trends, musical formats, and rhetorical devices used in popular music to illuminate the human condition. By comparing and contrasting musical offerings in a number of countries and in different contexts from the 19th century until today, The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music aims to be a probing introduction to the history of social protest music, ideal for popular music studies and history and sociology of music courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136447280
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 414
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jonathan C. Friedman is Professor of History and Director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Chester University.

Table of Contents

1.  “The Nature and Impact of Musical Protest,” Allan Moore
2.  “Negro Spirituals of the 19th Century,” Burton Peretti
3.  “The First American Social Protest Musical Group:  The Hutchinson Family Singers,” Scott Gac
4. “Folk Music, Labor, Class, and Protest in the United States, 1900-1950,” Jerry Rodnitsky
5.  “Race, Gender, and Protest:  African American Music, 1900-1970,” Felicia Miyakawa,
6. “War and Musical Protest,” Robert Kodosky
7. “Atomic Music,” Rob Weiner
8. “Civil Rights Anthems and Soul Music,”Jerry Smethurst,
9. “Beatles Utopia,” Walter Everett
10. “Societal Visions in Progressive Rock,” Carla Hochhauser
11. “The Punk Revolution?,” Travis Jackson
12. “From the Grateful Dead to Frank Zappa:  Radical Protest in Rock,” Rob Weiner
13.  “Gender and Social Protest in Contemporary Rock,”  Marion Leonard
14. “Women, Rap, and Hip-Hop,” Gail Hilson Woldu,
15. “Politics, War, and the Protest Song in the Era of Bono,” Reebee Garofalo
16. “Reggae’s Evolution from Protest to Mainstream,” Stephen A. King
17.  “Protest Music, Identity Politics, and Latin Pop,” T. M. Scruggs
18. “Intervention Music in Gineau-Bissau in the 1990s,”  Anne-Kristin Borszik,
19. “Music Indaba in Late Apartheid South Africa,” Ingrid Bianca Byerly
20. “Anti-Apartheid Music and the African National Congress,”  Shirli Gilbert
21. “Music of Protest from Palestine,” David MacDonald
22. “Contemporary Protest Music in Asia,” Dennis Rea

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