Music in the Post 9/11 World
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Music in the Post 9/11 World by Jonathan Ritter
Book DescriptionMusic in the Post-9/11 World addresses the varied and complex roles music has played in the wake of September 11, 2001. Interdisciplinary in approach, international in scope, and critical in orientation, the twelve essays in this groundbreaking volume examine a diverse array of musical responses to the terrorist attacks of that day, and reflect upon the altered social, economic, and political environment of "post-9/11" music production and consumption. Individual essays are devoted to the mass-mediated works of popular musicians such as Bruce Springsteen and Darryl Worley, as well as to lesser-known musical responses by artists in countries including Afghanistan, Egypt, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, and Senegal. Contributors also discuss a range of themes including the role played by Western classical music in rites of mourning and commemoration, "invisible" musical practices such as the creation of television news music, and implicit censorship in the mainstream media. Taken as a whole, this collection presents powerful evidence of the central role music has played in expressing, shaping, and contesting worldwide public attitudes toward the defining event of the early twenty-first century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415978064
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Ritter
Music in the Post 9/11 World, Paperback (August 2007)
Examines the role that music has played in the reaction to the attacks of September 11, 2001. This book describes how the events of 9/11 served as a catalyst for artistic expression. It also demonstrates how political and military actions that were initiated in the wake of 9/11 altered the environment in which music was created and performed.
Online Learning Handbook, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by Jonathan Ritter
A guide to developing Web-based learning materials. It provides advice, tools and techniques to help readers harness the potential of on-line methods of instruction and education. Taking a simple step-by-step approach, it proceeds from the basics through to operating computer-managed learning.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Ritter
Jonathan Ritter is assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the University of California, Riverside. J. Martin Daughtry is assistant professor of ethnomusicology at New York University.
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