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Acting in Concert: Music, Community, and Political Action by Mark Mattern

By Mark Mattern

I'm a scholar of Mark Mattern at Baldwin-Wallace collage. This publication presents a few perception into a space of Political technological know-how that doesn't mentioned in educational literature. A needs to learn for Political technology majors round the kingdom.

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12. See, for example, Theodor W. Adorno (1932, 1948, 1962) and Susan McClary (1991). Adorno argued that "no matter where music is heard today, it sketches in the clearest possible lines the contradictions and flaws which cut through present-day society" (1932, 128). Although he exaggerated the clarity of musical meaning, he nevertheless recognized that music reflects its social environment and lends insight into it. 13. The appropriation of music can take decidedly perverse turns. " For a discussion of the politics of music reception, see especially Richard Leppert and Susan McClary (1987) and Simon Frith (1984).

See John Greenway (1977), Jerome L. Rodnitzky (1976) and Jeffery Mondak (1988) on protest music. 3. The work of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Marxist writing in prison during the 1930s, has been widely used by researchers of cultural politics since its translation into English in 1971. See especially his Prison Notebooks (1971). In attempting to make sense of the apparent quiescence of the working class in Italy and internationally, an anomaly in Marxist theory, Gramsci turned to culture as an explanatory variable.

7. According to Nano Acevedo, director of Peña Doña Javiera, his audience members showed a great "eagerness to remember" and to listen to sounds and words evoking an epoch (Rivera 1980, 30-31). 8. These figures represent the results of a joint survey conducted in 1987 by the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) and the Centro de Endagación y Expresión Cultural y ArtÃ−stica (CENECA). Between 1970 and 1981, the importation of prerecorded cassettes increased by 3,523 percent from $31,900 in value to $2,761,000.

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