Music, Popular Culture, Identities

Music, Popular Culture, Identities

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Music, Popular Culture, Identities is a collection of sixteen essays that will appeal to a wide range of readers with interests in popular culture and music, cultural studies, and ethnomusicology. Organized around the central theme of music as an expression of local, ethnic, social and other identities, the essays touch upon popular traditions and contemporary forms from several different regions of the world: political engagement in Italian popular music; flamenco in Spain; the challenge of traditional music in Bulgaria; boerenrock and rap in Holland; Israeli extreme heavy metal; jazz and pop in South Africa, and musical hybridity and politics in CAate d'Ivoire. The collection includes essays about Latin America: on the Mexican corrido, the Caribbean, popular dance music in Cuba, and bossanova from Brazil. Communities of a cultural diaspora in North America are discussed in essays on Somali immigrant and refugee youth and Iranians in exile in the US. Grounded in cultural theory and a specialized knowledge of a particular popular musical practice, each author has written a critical study on the mix of music and identity in a particular social practice and context.The two examples with which I conclude my analysis, though, do more in shamanic terms than collapse the categories which comprise the fascist poetics of a nationalist narrative and its fixities. In Njabulo Ndebelea#39;s story aquot;Uncleaquot; (from Foolsanbsp;...

Title:Music, Popular Culture, Identities
Author:Richard Young
Publisher:Rodopi - 2002-01-01


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