America's Musical Pulse Popular Music in Twentieth-Century Society
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Description: Popular music may be viewed as primary documents of society, and America's Musical Pulse documents the American experience as recorded in popular sound. Whether jazz, blues, swing, country, or rock, the music, the impulse behind it, and the reaction to it reveal the attitudes of an era or generation. Always a major preoccupation of students, music is often ignored by teaching professionals, who might profitably channel this interest to further understandings of American social history and such diverse fields as sociology, political science, literature, communications, and business as well as music. In this interdisciplinary collection, scholars, educators, and writers from a variety of fields and perspectives relate topics concerning twentieth-century popular music to issues of politics, class, economics, race, gender, and the social context. The focus throughout is to place music in societal perspective and encourage investigation of the complex issues behind the popular tunes, rhythms, and lyrics.
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Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 9/30/1992
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: The Importance of Music to People|
|Politics Popular Music as Politics and Protest|
|""Blues What I Am:"" Blues Consciousness and Social Protest|
|Proud to Be an American: Patriotism in Country Music|
|""Still Boy Meets Girl Stuff:"" Popular Music and War|
|Class Social and Geographic Characteristics of Country Music|
|The Music of the Dispossessed: The Rise of the Blues|