By John Street

ISBN-10: 0745635431

ISBN-13: 9780745635439

ISBN-10: 074563544X

ISBN-13: 9780745635446

it's common to listen to speak of the way track can encourage crowds, flow participants and mobilise routine. we all know too of the way governments can dwell in worry of its results, censor its sounds and imprison its creators. even as, there are different governments that use song for propaganda or for torture. All of those examples converse to the belief of music's political significance. yet whereas we might percentage those assumptions approximately music's strength, we hardly ever cease to examine what it truly is approximately organised sound - approximately notes and rhythms - that has the results attributed to it.

this is often the 1st e-book to envision systematically music's political strength. It indicates how track has been on the center of debts of political order, at how musicians from Bono to Lily Allen have claimed to talk for peoples and political explanations. It appears too on the emergence of tune as an item of public coverage, even if within the lecture room or within the copyright courts, no matter if as concentration of nationwide delight or employment opportunities.

The e-book brings jointly an enormous array of principles approximately music's political importance (from Aristotle to Rousseau, from Adorno to Deleuze) and new empirical info to inform a narrative of the intense efficiency of tune throughout time and house. on the center of the ebook lies the argument that song and politics are inseparably associated, and that every animates the other.

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