Sounds of resistance : the role of music in multicultural activism
- Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, 
- Physical description
- 2 volumes (xix, xv, 544 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Library has: v.1
ML3916 .S69 2013 V.1
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- v. 1. Activism in the United States.
- v. 1. Activism in the United States. "Toward a truer world" : overt and implied messages of resistance from slave songs to rap / Ian Michie ; Red power : American Indian activism through powwow music and dance / Paula Conlon and Paul McKenzie-Jones ; Song and vision in the U.S. labor movement / Victor Wallis ; Green pastures of plenty : Woody Guthrie and eco-citizenship / Matthew D. Sutton ; Urban beats, religious beliefs, and interconnected streets in indigenous hip-hop : North American Indian influences in African American music / T. Christopher Aplin ; Sight syncs sound : civil rights music, Robert Houston's photography, and the 1968 Poor People's campaign / Aaron Bryant ; Anti-Vietnam war protest music / Neill Clegg ; Eco-protest music and the U.S. environmental movement / Tyson-Lord J. Gray ; Resistance and relapse : the politics of drug discourse in rap music / Michael P. Jeffries ; You're equal but different : women and the music of cultural resistance / Charles Walton ; The new political rhetoric of hip-hop music in the Obama era / Craig A. Meyer and Todd D. Snyder
- v. 2. International activism. "The toyi-toyi was our weapon" : the role of music in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa / Lindsay Michie and Vangeli Gamede ; No future : punk music in postindustrial Britain and the United States / Brian E. Crim ; These rocks will roll : songs and resistance in Communist Poland / Marek Payerhin ; Return of the vagabond : Cui Jian and China's democracy movement / Carlos Rojas ; Afrobeat : the music of Fela Kuti / Lindsay Michie and Ayoyinka Oriola ; Maldita Vecindad, ritual, and memory : paz y baile / Lori Oxford ; Insolent origins and contemporary dilemmas : the Bachata genre as a vehicle for social commentary, past and present / Patricia Reagan ; The Cuban protest song from Pablo Milanés to Los Aldeanos / Stephen Silverstein ; Pulling at the stake of oppression : Lluís Llach's Catalan nationalism from dictatorship to democracy / Eunice Rojas ; Reading and sounding protest : musical and lyrical markers in Brazilian Tropicália and Canção Engajada / Chris Stover ; Hidden histories of resistance in Mexico's Son Jarocho / Alexandro D. Hernández ; "Spitting phlegm at the system" : the changing voices of anticolonial Puerto Rican protest music / Eunice Rojas.
- Publisher's Summary
- Political resistance movements and the creation of music-two seemingly unrelated phenomenon-often result from the seed of powerful emotions, opinions, or experiences. This two-volume set presents essays that explore the connections between diverse musical forms and political activism across the globe, revealing fascinating similarities regarding the interrelationship between music and political resistance in widely different geographic or cultural circumstances. The breadth of specific examples covered in Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism highlights strong similarities between diverse situations-for example, protest against the Communist government in Poland and drug discourse in hip hop music in the United States-and demonstrates how music has repeatedly played a vital role in energizing or expanding various political movements. By exploring activism and how music relates to specific movements through an interdisciplinary lens, the authors document how music often enables powerless members of oppressed groups to communicate or voice their concerns.
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- Publication date
- Eunice Rojas and Lindsay Michie, editors.
- Includes index.