Torch Singing Performing Resistance and Desire from Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf

ISBN-10: 0759106592

ISBN-13: 9780759106598

Edition: 2007

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With an ethnographer's eye, Stacy Holman Jones offers us a cultural critique of torch singing-as much more than a woman voicing the familiar tune of her own willing deception and passive fate. She takes us into the space between music and language, to see it not only as an an opening to desire, but as the first notes of resistance, of change. An engaging read for performing arts and music professionals, and instructors in mass media and experimental ethnography.
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 6/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Interpreter of lies
The scene of desire
Sing me a torch song
The way you haunt my dreams
Hearing voices
Love's wounds
Hopeful openness
Circular breathing
Music for torching
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