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Music, Politics, and Violence
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Music and violence have been linked since antiquity in ritual, myth, and art. Considered together they raise fundamental questions about creativity, discourse, and music's role in society. The essays in this collection investigate a wealth of issues surrounding music and violence--issues that cross political boundaries, time periods, and media--and provide cross-cultural case studies of musical practices ranging from large-scale events to regionally specific histories. Following the editors' substantive introduction, which lays the groundwork for conceptualizing new ways of thinking about music as it relates to violence, three broad themes are followed: the first set of essays examines how music participates in both overt and covert forms of violence; the second section explores violence and reconciliation; and the third addresses healing, post-memorials, and memory. Music, Politics, and Violence affords space to look at music as an active agent rather than as a passive art, and to explore how music and violence are closely--and often uncomfortably--entwined.

CONTRIBUTORS include Nicholas Attfield, Catherine Baker, Christina Baade, J. Martin Daughtry, James Deaville, David A. McDonald, Kevin C. Miller, Jonathan Ritter, Victor A. Vicente, and Amy Lynn Wlodarski.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-33
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  1. PART I: OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE VIOLENCES
  2. pp. 35-37
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  1. 1. “A Healing Draft for a Sick People”: War in the Pages of the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, 1914–1918
  2. pp. 39-59
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  1. 2. The Afterlife of Neda Ukraden: Negotiating Space and Memory through Popular Music after the Fall of Yugoslavia, 1990–2008
  2. pp. 60-82
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  1. 3. Between the Lines: “Lili Marlene,” Sexuality, and the Desert War
  2. pp. 83-103
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  1. 4. The Changing Sounds of War: Television News Music and Armed Conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq
  2. pp. 104-126
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  1. PART II: VIOLENCE AND RECONCILIATION
  2. pp. 127-128
  1. 5. Revivals and New Arrivals: Protest Song in the Al-Aqsa Intifada
  2. pp. 129-149
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  1. 6. Pax Mevlana: Mevlevi Sufi Music and the Reconciliation of Islam and the West
  2. pp. 150-170
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  1. 7. Choreographing (against) Coup Culture: Reconciliation and Cross-Cultural Performance in the Fiji Islands
  2. pp. 171-193
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  1. PART III: MUSICAL MEMORIALIZATIONS OF VIOLENT PASTS
  2. pp. 195-196
  1. 8. Complementary Discourses of Truth and Memory: The Peruvian Truth Commission and the Canción Social Ayacuchana
  2. pp. 197-222
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  1. 9. National Identity after National Socialism: German Receptions of the Holocaust Cantata, Jüdische Chronik (1960/1961)
  2. pp. 223-242
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  1. Afterword: From Voice to Violence and Back Again
  2. pp. 243-263
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 265-293
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 295-297
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-308
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 309-311
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