Putting Popular Music in its Place
By (author) Charles Hamm
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Putting Popular Music in its Place by Charles Hamm
Book DescriptionThis volume of essays by the distinguished musicologist Charles Hamm focuses on the context of popular music and its interrelationships with other styles and genres, including classical music, the meaning of popular music for audiences, and the institutional appropriation of this music for hegemonic purposes. Specific topics include the use of popular song to rouse anti-slavery sentiment in mid-nineteenth-century America, the reception of such African-American styles and genres as rock 'n' roll and soul music by the black population of South Africa, the question of genre in the early songs of Irving Berlin, the attempts by the governments of South Africa and China to impose specific bodies of music on their populations, the persistence of the minstrel show in rural twentieth-century America and the impact of modernist modes of thought on writing about popular music.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521028615
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Hamm
Irving Berlin, Hardback (March 1997)
Irving Berlin remains a central figure in American music, a lyricist/composer whose songs are still loved today. His first piece, "Marie from Sunny Italy", was written in 1907 and was followed by classics such as "God Bless America", "Blue Skies", "Always", "White Christmas" and "Easter Parade".
Putting Popular Music in its Place, Hardback (April 1995)
Essays on the context of popular music and its interrelationships with politics and ideology.
Music in the New World, Hardback (August 1983)» View all books by Charles Hamm
A panoramic study of American music details the historical events, personalities, and cultural influences that have played a significant role in the development of the various types of music in the United States.
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