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Music and Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Music and Politics

It is common to hear talk of how music can inspire crowds, move individuals and mobilise movements. We know too of how governments can live in fear of its effects, censor its sounds and imprison its creators. At the same time, there are other governments that use music for propaganda or for torture. All of these examples speak to the idea of music's political importance. But while we may share these assumptions about music's power, we rarely stop to analyse what it is about organised sound - about notes and rhythms - that has the effects attributed to it. This is the first book to examine systematically music's political power. It shows how music has been at the heart of accounts of politica...

Politics and Popular Culture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 212

Politics and Popular Culture

In an age where film stars become presidents and politicians appear in television sitcoms, politics and popular culture have become inextricably linked. In order to understand this evolving relationship, author John Street argues that we must understand that each is a form of the other. Popular culture involves the organizing of our pleasure, and therefore our values, identities, and interests. At the same time, our pleasure depends on a series of political decisions and processes which in turn shape that culture.Did East German rock musicians contribute to bringing down the Berlin wall? How does popular culture create feelings of compassion, empathy, or affinity? Street reflects on the use ...

Mass Media, Politics and Democracy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Mass Media, Politics and Democracy

Media Media, Politics and Democracy provides a broad ranging overview of all aspects of the relationship between the media and politics.

Politics and Technology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 212

Politics and Technology

A text that aims to examine the ways in which politics and technology combine. It covers areas such as the political effects of technology, democracy and technology and the politics of science.

Nevvs from St. John Street
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 6

Nevvs from St. John Street

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1676
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Welcome to Friendship
  • Language: en

Welcome to Friendship

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: Unknown
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  • Publisher: SAGE

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Rebel Rock
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 247

Rebel Rock

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From entertainment to citizenship
  • Language: en

From entertainment to citizenship

There is a widespread concern about young people's disengagement from politics, and a widespread assumption that part of the explanation for this disengagement is mass media in general and popular culture in particular. This book challenges both assumptions. Drawing on research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, it provides the first detailed study of how young people in Britain use popular culture to shape and express their political views and values. From entertainment to citizenship reveals how the young use shows like X-factor to comment on how power ought to be used, and how they respond to those pop stars - like Bono and Bob Geldof - who claim to represent them. It exp...