Dedication Acknowledgments Contents Introduction PART I - THE SONGS AND THEIR CREATORS
Chapter 1 THE SONGS OF THE WAR YEARS: Themes, Tunes, and Trends Prewar Songs and Their Influence Blitzkrieg: The Early War Songs Farewell to Normality: The Early Lyrical Songs War Is Here To Stay: Songs about Wartime Life Victory on the Horizon: The Tone Shifts Victory Becomes a Reality Chronologies, Shifts, and Variations in The Wartime Songs
Chapter 2 THE SOLDIERS OF THE SONG FRONT: Composers and Poets during the War The Composers The Poet-Lyricists Relations between Composers and Poets Remuneration: Contracts and Contests Amateur Song Writing Critiques and Debates on Song
Chapter 3 COMMAND AND CONTROL: Official Policy and Institutional Responsibility over Song The Creative Unions Party and State Structures Trade Unions and Other Organizations Military Involvement Censorship Control International Relations and the Arts Conclusions PART II - SONG DISTRIBUTION AND RECEPTION
Chapter 4 PRINT, PLASTIC, AND SOUND WAVES: Mass Media and Song Distribution Songbooks and Other Musical Publications Newspapers Radio Records Film Conclusions
Chapter 5 BALL GOWNS AND BOMBS: Performers and Brigades in Battle and at Home Diversity and Quantity of Performance Groups The Response to War The Experience of War: Brigade Travel, Performances and Living Conditions At the Front In Home Towns In the Rear Working Together PART III - SONG RECEPTION AND LEGACY
Chapter 6 FROM DAWN 'TIL DUSK: Song in Everyday Life Audience and Memory Children's Experiences Home Front Adult Experiences Song at the Front The Power of Song
Chapter 7 THE LEGACY OF THE WAR SONGS The Audience The State Fans and Idols Song Function The Legacy in the Body Post War Images of Freedom Conclusion Bibliography
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Compliance and resistance under autocracy
State- and nation-building in Iraq, 1973-1979
War burden and coalitional politics, 1980-1991
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Political orientation and Ba'th Party participation
Rumors as resistance
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Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 2017.
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