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Title Music and protest in 1968 / edited by Beate Kutschke and Barley Norton.
Published Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML3918.P67 M82 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 327 pages : music, facsimiles ; 25 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Music since 1900
Music since 1900.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-299) and index.
Includes discography (pages 300-303)
Contents Expressive revolutions : '1968' and music in the Netherlands / Robert Adlington -- Music as plea for political action : the presence of musicians in Italian protest movements around 1968 / Gianmario Borio -- "This is my country" : American popular music and political engagement in '1968' / Sarah Hill -- Spontaneity and black consciousness : South Africans imagining musical and political freedom in 1960s Europe / Carol Muller -- Music and protest in Japan : the rise of underground folk song in '1968' / Tôru Mitsui -- Vietnamese popular song in '1968' : war, protest and sentimentalism / Barley Norton -- "There is no revolution without song" : 'new song' in Latin America / Jan Fairley -- "The power of music" : anti-authoritarian music movements in Scandinavia in '1968' / Alf Björnberg -- British rock : the short '1968', and the long / Allan F. Moore -- '1968' and the experimental revolution in Britain / Virginia Anderson -- Anti-authoritarian revolt by musical means on both sides of the Berlin Wall / Beate Kutschke -- '1968' : the emergence of a protest culture in the popular music of the Eastern Bloc? / Rüdiger Ritter -- Gendering '1968' : womanhood in model works of the People's Republic of China and movie musicals of Hong Kong / Hon-Lun Yang -- A revolution in sheep's wool stockings: early music and '1968' / Kailan R. Rubinoff -- Music and May 1968 in France : practices, roles, representations / Eric Drott.
Summary Music was integral to the profound cultural, social and political changes that swept the globe in 1968. This collection of essays offers new perspectives on the role that music played in the events of that year, which included protests against the ongoing Vietnam War, the May riots in France and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. From underground folk music in Japan to anti-authoritarian music in Scandinavia and Germany, Music and Protest in 1968 explores music's key role as a means of socio-political dissent not just in the US and the UK but in Asia, North and South America, Europe and Africa. Contributors extend the understanding of musical protest far beyond a narrow view of 'protest song' to explore how political and social protest played out in many genres, including experimental and avant-garde music, free jazz, rock, popular song and film and theater music.
Subject Popular music -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Popular music -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Popular music -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism.
Protest songs -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D.
Related Names Kutschke, Beate.
Norton, Barley, 1971-
ISBN 9781107007321 (hardback)
1107007321 (hardback)
Standard # 40022503568
OCLC number 800352619