The Political Force of Musical Beauty

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In The Political Force of Musical Beauty , Barry Shank shows how musical acts and performances generate their own aesthetic and political force, creating, however fleetingly, a shared sense of the world among otherwise diverse listeners. Rather than focusing on the ways in which music enables the circulation of political messages, he argues that communities grounded in the act and experience of listening can give rise to new political ideas and expression. Analyzing a wide range of "beautiful music" within popular and ...

The Political Force of Musical Beauty 2014, Duke University Press, Durham

ISBN-13: 9780822356585

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The Political Force of Musical Beauty 2014, Duke University Press

ISBN-13: 9780822356462

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