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Music : a subversive history
Music : a subversive history
Gioia, Ted2019
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Gioia tells a 4,000-year history of music as a global source of power, change, and upheaval. He shows how social outcasts have repeatedly become trailblazers of musical expression.
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Imprint:
New York : Basic Books, 2019.
Collation:
x, 514 pages ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-487) and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- The origin of music as a force of creative destruction -- Carnivores at the Philharmonic -- In search of a universal music -- Music history as a battle between magic and mathematics -- Bulls and sex toys -- The storyteller -- The invention of the singer -- The shame of music -- Unmanly music -- The devil's songs -- Oppression and musical innovation -- Not all wizards carry wands -- The invention of the audience -- Musicians behaving badly -- The origins of the music business -- Culture wars -- Subversives in wigs -- You say you want a revolution? -- The great flip-flop -- The aesthetics of diaspora -- Black music and the great American lifestyle crisis -- Rebellion goes mainstream -- Funky butt -- The origins of country music in the neolithic era -- Where did our love go? -- The sacrificial ritual -- Rappers and technocrats -- Welcome our new overlords -- Epilogue: This is not a manifesto.
ISBN:
9781541644366
Dewey class:
780.9
Language:
English
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