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Playing for Change Music and Musicians in the Service of Social Movements

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ISBN-10: 1594517894

ISBN-13: 9781594517891

Edition: 2011

Authors: Rob Rosenthal, Richard Flacks

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Although music is known to be part of the great social movements that have rocked the world, its specific contribution to political struggle has rarely been closely analyzed. Is it truly the lifeblood of movements, as some have declared, or merely the entertainment between the speeches? Drawing on interviews, case studies, and musical and lyrical analysis, Rosenthal and Flacks offer a brilliant analysis and a wide-ranging look at the use of music in movements, in the U.S. and elsewhere, over the past hundred years. From their interviews, the voices of Pete Seeger, Ani DiFranco, Tom Morello, Holly Near, and many others enliven this highly readable book.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

An Introduction to the Music-Movement Link
You Can't Scare Me, I'm Sticking to the Union
The Meanings of Music
Aretha Franklin Sings to Charlie Manson
The Audience and Reception
The Meanings of Music: Some Reconsiderations and Implications
The Functions of Musicking for Social Movements
Serving the Committed
Conversion and Recruitment
How Musicking Harms Movements
What Makes a Difference?
What Is to Be Sung (or Played)?
About the Authors