America's Musical Pulse: Popular Music in Twentieth-Century by Kenneth J. Bindas

By Kenneth J. Bindas

Popular tune should be seen as fundamental records of society, and America's Musical Pulse files the yankee event as recorded in renowned sound. even if jazz, blues, swing, state, or rock, the tune, the impulse in the back of it, and the response to it show the attitudes of an period or iteration. constantly an important preoccupation of scholars, song is frequently neglected through educating pros, who may profitably channel this curiosity to additional understandings of yankee social historical past and such varied fields as sociology, political technology, literature, communications, and company in addition to music.

In this interdisciplinary assortment, students, educators, and writers from numerous fields and views relate themes bearing on twentieth-century well known track to problems with politics, category, economics, race, gender, and the social context. the point of interest all through is to put tune in societal point of view and inspire research of the complicated matters in the back of the preferred tunes, rhythms, and lyrics.

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