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Published: 16 August 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380030-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8003-0
Book Chapter

By Eric Weisbard
Book: Hound Dog
Series: Singles
Published: 04 August 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2707-2
... music and television music and sexuality music and culture wars ...
Book: Hound Dog
Series: Singles
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027072-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2707-2
... regardless, a performance loaded onto an object. music and television music and sexuality music and culture wars ...
Published: 13 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375623-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7562-3
... After the Pacific wars and the breakup of the Shanghai-based film industry, the songstress reemerged in postwar Hong Kong. This chapter describes the industry developments that led to Hong Kong’s rise as an epicenter of Mandarin popular music and movies in the 1950s and 1960s, ushering in an era...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... illuminating broader transnational fields—and potential limitations—of identity, music making, and liberatory envisioned political futures. global pop black music Latin American music black cultural studies identity politics In this essay, Luker examines the 2009 UNESCO declaration...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375142-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7514-2
... The intimate yet oft-forgotten history of U.S.-Philippine relations—one of war, empire, and neocolonialism—has produced two paradoxical situations. The first, a cultural one in which Filipinos are figured as innately musical people and, yet, possess no unique musical traditions. The second...
Published: 24 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373315-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7331-5
... This chapter shows how jazz was pivotal in the reconfiguration of boundaries between high and low culture. After being banned by the Nazis during the war, jazz was associated with resistance and subversion and widely celebrated following liberation. Although jazz remained politically...
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 03 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374466-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7446-6
... work, farming, pop music, sports, beauty, and household management. These formats absorbed the older influence of Kantian art education that fuels European cultural nationalism as well as early communist competitive factory production within the overarching context of Cold War competition between...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375142-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7514-2
... With the publication of her first novel in 1990, writer/performer Jessica Hagedorn emerged onto the national literary scene in the midst of U.S. culture wars. The era’s two critical currents of liberal multiculturalism and postcolonial studies impacted how scholars and readers figured Hagedorn’s...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
...) swing music, and hence jazz, lost its influence over popular music at the end of the war with the demise of many of the most prominent swing bands. This article examines these verities through an analysis of both music industry discourse and a broad range of recordings that were ranked high in charts...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
.... Houston’s interpretations reveal the overlapping projects of U.S. and European empire, U.S. black cultural politics, Brazilian neoracial democracy, and the political charge of music itself. global pop Afro-Brazilian Latin American politics black cultural politics music circulation Central...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... of the cold war? This essay listens closely to the musical cinema of Hong Kong and Taiwan of the 1960s in order to answer these questions. Jones focuses on the Hong Kong diva Grace Chang and her appropriation of Afro-Caribbean genres, such as mambo and calypso, in a series of high-flying transnationally...
Published: 20 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375272-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7527-2
... close friends. Cuban art, particularly its political posters throughout the 1960s to 1980s, but also its music, poetry and cultural criticism, had a profound effect on US movements for social change at the time. They were also of interest to abstract and other “non-political” artists. This chapter...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-081
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The traditional musical form known as the huayñu is a part of everyday life in the Andes. It is commonly heard over the radio and performed on frequent festive occasions. The kacharpaya is a dance performed especially at the end of a festival, and lyrics about parting and absence are its...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
.... The chapter deconstructs key songs that established Mapfumo as a major cultural figure—both a pioneer in the rehabilitation of long-stigmatized traditional music and a rare popular artist brave enough to engage the combative politics of this era. In “Pamuromo Chete (It’s Mere Talk),” Mapfumo offers a defiant...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... of presenting an African band in America. Amid the heyday of “word music” and “Afropop,” this highly idiosyncratic band of Zimbabweans confront a barrage of cultural barriers. The unique power of their music and the strength of their performances carry the day, but deep problems of financial and personnel...
Published: 01 January 1998
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9792-2
...Culture Watch, Culture Wars ...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-081
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
..., manufacturing, and residential core surrounded by plantation fields and communal gardens. Traces of the colonial mission culture remain evident in the mid-twentieth-century imagery of the German photographer Hans Ertl. The Jesuit missions produced musical works of extraordinary beauty, composed...
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 03 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7446-6
... the logic of competition. Competition embraced and permeated socialist cultures and economies during the Cold War, which runs current to the collaborative, democratic, equalizing ethos and image of the system. The chapter unfolds this crucial competitive logic from various regional program formats...