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Anti-Music
Anti-Music (June 2018)
Jazz and Racial Blackness in German Thought between the Wars
Mark Christian Thompson - Author

Examines how African American jazz music was received in Germany both as a racial and cultural threat and as a partner in promoting the rise of Nazi totalitarian cultural politics.

Anti-Music examines the critical, literary, and political responses to African American jazz music in interwar Germany. During this time, jazz was the subject of overt political debate between left-wing and right-wing interests: for the left, ja...(Read More)
 
 
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
The Sound of Vultures' Wings (March 2018)
The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron
Jeffrey W. Cupchik - Author
Ven. Pencho Rabgey - Foreword by

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). Chöd is a musical/meditative Vajrayāna method for cutting off the root of suffering, name...(Read More)
 
 
Imagination, Music, and the Emotions
Imagination, Music, and the Emotions (September 2017)
A Philosophical Study
Saam Trivedi - Author

Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.

Both musicians and laypersons can perceive purely instrumental music without words or an associated story or program as expressing emotions such as happiness and sadness. But how? In this book, Saam Trivedi discusses and critiques the leading philosophical approaches to this question...(Read More)
 
 
Anarchism and Art
Anarchism and Art (March 2016)
Democracy in the Cracks and on the Margins
Mark Mattern - Author

Interprets popular art forms as exhibiting core anarchist values and presaging a more democratic world.

Situated at the intersection of anarchist and democratic theory, Anarchism and Art focuses on four popular art forms—DIY (Do It Yourself) punk music, poetry slam, graffiti and street art, and flash mobs—found in the cracks between dominant political, economic, and cultural institutions and ...(Read More)
 
 
How to Escape
How to Escape (November 2014)
Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

Philosopher, music critic, and syndicated columnist Crispin Sartwell has forged a distinctive and fiercely original identity over the years as a cultural commentator. In books about anarchism, art and politics, Native American and African American thought and culture, Eastern spirituality, and American transcendentalism, Sa...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese through Song, Second Edition
Chinese through Song, Second Edition (September 2014)
Hong Zhang - Author
Zu-yan Chen - Author

An innovative approach to teaching Chinese language and culture, using folk and popular songs.

Offering an innovative approach to language learning, Chinese through Song helps students develop their language proficiency and music appreciation through the use of folk, popular, and art songs. Because songs emphasize the color, pronunciation, and intonation of every syllable, they can be a valuable tool for im...(Read More)
 
 
Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness
Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness (June 2013)
Jazz as Integral Template for Music, Education, and Society
Edward W. Sarath - Author

Using insights from Integral Theory, describes how the improvisational methods of jazz can inform education and other fields.

Jazz, America’s original art form, can be a catalyst for creative and spiritual development. With its unique emphasis on improvisation, jazz offers new paradigms for educational and societal change. In this provocative book, musician and educator Edward W. Sarath illuminates how jazz...(Read More)
 
 
The Guitar and the New World
The Guitar and the New World (April 2013)
A Fugitive History
Joe Gioia - Author

A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.

The American guitar, that lightweight wooden box with a long neck, hourglass figure, and six metal strings, has evolved over five hundred years of social turmoil to become a nearly magical object—the most popular musical instrument in the world. In The Guitar and the New World, Joe Gioia offers a many-limbed soci...(Read More)
 
 
Youth Peacebuilding
Youth Peacebuilding (April 2013)
Music, Gender, and Change
Lesley J. Pruitt - Author

Defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy.

This book highlights the important role youth can play in processes of peacebuilding by examining music as a tool for engaging youth in such activities. As Lesley J. Pruitt discusses throughout the book, music—as expression, as creation, as inspiration—can provide many unique insights into transforming ...(Read More)
 
 
Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China
Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China (September 2012)
Erica Fox Brindley - Author

2013 Reading Committee Accolade for a Specialist Publication in the Humanities, presented by the International Convention of Asia Scholars
Explores the religious, political, and cultural significance attributed to music in early China.
In early China, conceptions of music became important culturally and politically. This fascinating book examines a wide range of texts and discourse on music during this period (ca. 500...(Read More)
 
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