Music and Politics: A Resource List

By Wangcaixuan (Rosa) Zhang (University of Pittsburgh)


Introduction


The intersection of music and politics has long been a focus of music scholars. If we perceive politics as the rules developed to reinforce power relationships in daily life, then musical expression, as a powerful medium, may reflect these rules, become the drive to affect them in various ways, or both. Consequently, following this understanding, a considerable volume of literature concerned with the political aspects of music exist. Part I of the following collection of resources reflects this by including collected writings on various political conversations surrounding musicking, such as censorship, protest, war, nationalism, colonialism, and so on.* Part II features publications beginning from 2010 to today, categorized according to their primary geographical area of discussion. If you would like to contribute to this collection, please direct your comments, questions, and/or suggested additions to semstudentnews@gmail.com.

Table of Contents*


Part I: Theoretical Resources (Collected Writings & Handbooks)

Part II: Practical Resources
A. Journals
B. Recent Books (2010–18)
  i. Africa
  ii. Asia
  iii. Middle East
  iv. Europe
  v. Latin America and the Caribbean
  vi. North America
  vii. Pacific Islands and Australia
  viii. Diasporic Communities

*Please note that you may search for keywords drawn from the following list, which may be especially helpful for navigating Part I. Additionally, as a general rule, compound terms of “Music and . . .” have been omitted to avoid redundancy in a collection of music-based publications.


Part I: Theoretical Resources (Collected Writings & Handbooks)

Adlington, Robert. 2009. Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Avant-Garde; Post-War; Activism]

———, ed. 2013. Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Block. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Communism]

Ahlquist, Karen, ed. 2006. Chorus and Community. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. [Choral Music; Gender Studies; Queer Studies]

Ahrendt, Rebekah, Mark Ferraguto, and Damien Mahiet, eds. 2014. Music and Diplomacy From the Early Modern Era to the Present. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Diplomacy]

Aidi, Hisham. 2014. Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture. New York: Vintage. [Muslim Youth Culture; Islamic Studies; Protest]

Ball, Jared A. 2011. I Mix What I like!: A Mixtape Manifesto. Edinburgh: AK. [Hip-Hop; Music Industry; African American Culture]

Blacking, John. 1995. Music, Culture and Experience: Selected Papers of John Blacking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [History and Criticism; Folk Music; Politics within the field]

Biddle, Ian D., and Vanessa Knights, eds. 2007. Music, National Identity and the Politics of Location: Between the Global and the Local. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. [Popular Music; Nationalism; Identity; Globalization]

Brown, Julie. 2007. Western Music and Race. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [Race]

Buch, Esteban, Igor Contreras Zubillaga, and Manuel Silva, eds. 2016. Composing for the State: Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships. Abingdon: Ashgate. [State; Dictatorship]

Buckland, Theresa J., ed. 2004. Dance in the Field: Theory, Methods, and Issues in Dance Ethnography. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Dance Studies; Methodology; Politics within the Field]

Burkart, Patrick. 2010. Music and Cyberliberties. Middletown,CT: Wesleyan University Press. [Cyberliberties Activism; Popular Music; Internet]

Carroll, Mark. 2012. Music and Ideology. Farnham: Ashgate. [Ideology]

Clayton, Martin, ed. 2007. Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s–1940s: Portrayal of the East. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Orientalism]

Corona, Ignacio, and Alejandro L. Madrid, eds. 2007. Postnational Musical Identities: Cultural Production, Distribution, and Consumption in a Globalized Scenario. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. [Globalization; Cross-Boundary Studies; Identity]

Currie, James R. 2012. Music and the Politics of Negation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. [Politics within the Field]

Daynes, Sarah. 2010. Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Reggae; Society]

Debies-Carl, Jeffrey S. 2014. Punk Rock and the Politics of Place: Building a Better Tomorrow. New York: Routledge. [Punk; Popular Culture]

Dueck, Jonathan. 2017. Congregational Music, Conflict, and Community. Abingdon: Routledge. [Church Music; Community]

Dunn, Kevin. 2017. Global Punk: Resistance and Rebellion in Everyday Life. London: Bloomsbury Academic. [Punk; DIY Culture; Globalization]

Dyck, Kirsten. 2017. Reichsrock: The International Web of White-Power and Neo-Nazi Hate Music. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. [Punk Rock; White Supremacy]

Dyson, Michael Eric. 2007. Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-Hop. New York: Basic Civitas Books. [Hip-Hop; Popular Culture]

Eyerman, Ron, and Andrew Jamison. 1998. Music and Social Movements: Mobilizing Traditions in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [Popular Culture; Social Movements]

Fairchild, Charles. 2012. Music, Radio and the Public Sphere: The Aesthetics of Democracy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Mass Media; Democracy]

Farrand, Benjamin. 2015. Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy: Political Salience, Expertise and the Legislative Process. London: Routledge. [Copyright Law]

Fast, Susan, and Kip Pegley, eds. 2012. Music, Politics and Violence. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University press. [Violence; War]

Fernandes, Sujatha. 2011. Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation. London: Verso. [Hip-Hop; Globalization]

Fischlin, Daniel, Ajay Heble, and George Lipsitz. 2013. The Fierce Urgency of Now: Improvisation, Rights, and the Ethics of Cocreation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. [Human Rights; Improvisation; African American Studies]

Friedman, Jonathan C. 2013. The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music. New York: Routledge. [Popular Music; Social Protest]

Frith, Simon, Stan Rijven, and Ian Christie, eds. 2014. Living Politics, Making Music: The Writings of Jan Fairley. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. [Popular Music; World Musics; History and Criticism]

Gienow-Hecht, Jessica C. E. 2009. Sound Diplomacy: Music and Emotions in Transatlantic Relations, 1850–1920. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [Nationalism]

Goodman, Steve. 2012. Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [War; Sound Studies]

Grant, Morag Josephine. 2013. The Soundtrack of Conflict: The Role of Music in Radio Broadcasting in Wartime and in Conflict Situations. Hildesheim: Olms-Verl. [War; Mass Media]

Grant, Peter. 2017. National Myth and the First World War in Modern Popular Music. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Popular Music; War]

Hall, Patricia. 2018. The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship. New York: Oxford University Press. [Censorship]

Hutnyk, John. 2014. Pantomime Terror: Music and Politics. Winchester, UK: Zero Books. [War; Terrorism]

Horner, Bruce, and Thomas Swiss, eds. 1999. Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture. Malden, MA.: Blackwell. [Popular Music; Cultural Studies]

Johnson, Bruce. 2017. Jazz and Totalitarianism. New York and London: Routledge. [Jazz; Totalitarianism]

Johnson, Bruce, and Martin Cloonan. 2008. Dark Side of the Tune: Popular Music and Violence. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. [Popular Music; Violence]

Johnson, E. Patrick., and Ramón H. Rivera-Servera. 2016. Blacktino Queer Performance. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. [Queer Studies; Intersectional Studies]

Jurkova, Zuzana, and Lee Bidgood, eds. 2009. Voices of the Weak: Music and Minorities. Praha: Slovo 21. [Minorities]

Karantonis, Pamela, and Dylan Robinson, eds. 2011. Opera Indigene: Re/Presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. [Opera; Indigenous Studies]

Kelen, Christopher. 2015. Anthem Quality: National Songs - A Theoretical Survey. Bristol, UK: Intellect. [Nationalism]

Kertz-Welzel, Alexandra, and David G. Hebert, eds. 2012. Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. [Education; Nationalism]

Laurence, Felicity. 2011. Music and Solidarity: Questions of Universality, Consciousness, and Connection. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction. [Solidarity]

Levi, Erik. 2014. The Impact of Nazism on Twentieth-Century Music. Vienna: Böhlau. [Migration]

Lipsitz, George. 1994. Dangerous Crossroads: Popular Music, Postmodernism and the Poetics of Place. London: Verso. [Popular Music; Fusion; Postmodernism; Globalization]

Love, Nancy Sue. 2006. Musical Democracy. Albany: State University of New York Press. [Democracy]

Lyndon, Way C.S., and McKerrell Simon, eds. 2017. Music as Multimodal Discourse: Semiotics, Power and Protest. New York: Bloombury Academic. [Semiotics; Communication; Protest]

Macarthur, Sally. 2010. Towards a Twenty-First-Century Feminist Politics of Music. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. [Music and Feminism]

Malone, Christopher. 2014. The Organic Globalizer: Hip Hop, Political Development, and Movement Culture. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. [Hip-Hop; Globalization; Social Movements]

Martinelli, Dario. 2017. Give Peace a Chant: Popular Music, Politics and Social Protest. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Popular Music; Protest]

Mattern, Mark. 1998. Acting in Concert Music, Community, and Political Action. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. [Popular Music; Political Action]

McCarthy, Cameron, ed. 1999. Sound Identities: Popular Music and the Cultural Politics of Education. New York: Peter Lang. [Popular Music; Youth; Music Education]

Mikkonen, Simo, and Pekka Suutari, eds. 2016. Music, Art and Diplomacy: East-West Cultural Interactions and the Cold War. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. [Diplomacy]

Nicholls, Tracey. 2012. An Ethics of Improvisation Aesthetic Possibilities for a Political Future. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. [Improvisation; Democracy]

O'Connell, John Morgan, and Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, eds. 2010. Music and Conflict. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. [Conflict]

Ostertag, Bob. 2009. Creative Life: Music, Politics, People, and Machines. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. [Popular Music; Political Action]

Pasler, Jann. 2008. Writing through Music: Essays on Music, Culture, and Politics. New York: Oxford University Press. [Society; Cultural Studies]

Peddie, Ian. 2012. Music and Protest. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. [Protest]

———, ed. 2012. Popular Music and Human Rights. Farnham, Surrey.: Ashgate. [Popular Music; Human Rights]

Pedelty, Mark. 2012. Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. [Folk Music; Environmentalism]

Quesada, Germán Gan, and Gemma Pérez Zalduondo, eds. 2013. Music and Francoism. Turnhout: Brepols. [Fascism]

Qureshi, Regula Burckhardt. 2002. Music and Marx. New York: Routledge. [Socialism]

Radano, Ronald Michael, and Tejumola Olaniyan. 2016. Audible Empire Music, Global Politics, Critique. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. [World Musics; Globalization; Imperialism]

Randall, Annie J. 2015. Music, Power, and Politics. New York: Routledge. [Society; Socio-Political Issues]

Rojas, Eunice, and Lindsay Michie, eds. 2013. Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. [Protest Songs; Protest]

Rosenthal, Rob. 2011. Playing for Change: Music and Musicians in the Service of Social Movements. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers. [Popular Music; Rock; Social Movements]

Sala, Massimiliano. 2014. Music and Propaganda in the Short Twentieth Century. Turnhout: Brepols. [Propaganda]

Shank, Barry. 2014. The Political Force of Musical Beauty. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. [Aesthetics; Identity]

Shepherd, John. 1991. Music as Social Text. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. [Politics within the Field; Methodology]

Sinnreich, Aram. 2010. Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. [Turntablism; Music Industry; Technology]

Slobin, Mark. 2000. Subcultural Sounds: Micromusics of the West. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press. [World Musics; Music and Cultural Structure]

Taylor, Timothy D. 2007. Beyond Exoticism: Western Music and the World. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. [World Musics; Globalization; Exoticism]

Turino, Thomas. 2008. Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [Social Life; Methodology]

Tyler, Don. 2016. Music of the First World War. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood. [War]

Urbain, Olivier, ed. 2015. Music and Conflict Transformation: Harmonies and Dissonances in Geopolitics. London: I.B. Tauris in association with the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. [Geopolitics; Cultural Studies]

Weintraub, Andrew N, and Bell Yung, eds. 2009. Music and Cultural Rights. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [Cultural Rights; Representation; Globalization]

Wetzel, Richard D. 2012. The Globalization of Music in History. New York: Routledge. [Globalization]

Whiteley, Sheila, and Jedediah Sklower, eds. 2014. Countercultures and Popular Music. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. [Popular Music; Cultural Studies]

Young, William H., and Nancy K. Young, eds. 2008. Music of the World War II Era. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. [War]

Zuberi, Nabeel. 2001. Sounds English: Transnational Popular Music. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. [Popular Music; Migration]


Part II: Practical Resources


A. Journals

Music and Politics. 2007–. Michigan Publishing. https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mp.


B. Recent Books (2010–2018)


i. Africa

Almeida, Cristina Moreno. 2017. Rap Beyond Resistance: Staging Power in Contemporary Morocco. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Gunderson, Frank. 2010. Sukuma Labor Songs from Western Tanzania: 'We Never Sleep, We Dream of Farming.' Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.

Haugh, Wendi A. 2014. Lyrical Nationalism in Post-Apartheid Namibia: Kings, Christians, and Cosmopolitans in Catholic Youth Songs. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Martin, Denis. 2013. Sounding the Cape: Music, Identity and Politics in South Africa. Cape Town: African Minds.

McNeill, Fraser G. 2011. AIDS, Politics, and Music in South Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Meintjes, Louise. 2017. Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Mutonya, Maina wa. 2013. The Politics of Everyday Life in Gikuyu Popular Music of Kenya (1990-2000). Nairobi, Kenya: Twaweza Communications Limited.

Okigbo, Austin C. 2016. Music, Culture, and the Politics of Health: Ethnography of a South African AIDS Choir. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Olsen, Kathryn. 2014. Music and Social Change in South Africa: Maskanda Past and Present. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Salifu, Abdulai. 2011. Politics and Ethnicity: Political Anthroponymy in Northern Ghana. New York: Nova Science Publishers.


ii. Asia

Bakrania, Falu Pravin. 2013. Bhangra and Asian Underground: South Asian Music and the Politics of Belonging in Britain. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Brindley, Erica Fox. 2012. Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Campbell, Jon. 2011. Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll. Hong Kong: Earnshaw Books.

Castro, Christi-Anne. 2011. Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation. New York: Oxford University Press.

Clark, Paul, Laikwan Pang, and Tsan-Huang Tsai, eds. 2016. Listening to China's Cultural Revolution: Music, Politics, and Cultural Continuities. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Douglas, Gavin. 2010. Music in Mainland Southeast Asia: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.

Goldman, Andrea. 2013. Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770-1900. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Guzy, Lidia. 2013. Marginalized Music: Music, Religion and Politics from Western Odisha/India. Wien: Lit-Verl.

Ho, Wai-Chung. 2011. School Music Education and Social Change in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.

———. 2017. Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China. New York: Routledge.

Irving, D.R.M. 2010. Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kloet, Jeroen de. 2010. China with a Cut: Globalization, Urban Youth and Popular Music. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Li, Ruru, and Eugenio Barba. 2010. The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Mason, Caroline, and Ching-Chih Liu. 2010. A Critical History of New Music in China. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.

Meeker, Lauren. 2013. Sounding out Heritage: Cultural Politics and the Social Practice of Quan Ho Folk Song in Northern Vietnam. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

Pilzer, Joshua D. 2012. Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese “Comfort Women.” New York: Oxford University Press.

Rees, Lucy M. 2015. Mongolian Film Music Tradition, Revolution and Propaganda. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Roberts, Tamara. 2016. Resounding Afro Asia: Interracial Music and the Politics of Collaboration. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stirr, Anna Marie. 2017. Singing Across Divides: Music and Intimate Politics in Nepal. New York: Oxford University Press.

Thorpe, Ashley. 2016. Performing China on the London Stage: Chinese Opera and Global Power, 1759–2008. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Weintraub, Andrew N., and Bart A. Barendregt, eds. 2017. Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities. Honolulu: University of Hawaii press.


iii. Middle East

Burkhalter, Thomas, Kay Dickinson, and Benjamin J. Harbert, eds. 2013. The Arab Avant-Garde: Music, Politics, Modernity. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Davis, Ruth F., ed. 2013. The Oriental Music Broadcasts, 1936-1937: A Musical Ethnography of Mandatory Palestine. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions.

Gilman, Daniel J. 2014. Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Kanaaneh, Muslim, Heather Bursheh, David A. McDonald, and Stig-Magnus Thorsén, eds. 2013. Palestinian Music and Song Expression and Resistance since 1900. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Linden, Bob Van Der. 2013. Music and Empire in Britain and India: Identity, Internationalism, and Cross-Cultural Communication. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lohman, Laura. 2010. Umm Kulthum: Artistic Agency and the Shaping of an Arab Legend, 1967–2007. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

McDonald, David A. 2013. My Voice Is My Weapon: Music, Nationalism, and the Poetics of Palestinian Resistance. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Siamdoust, Nahid. 2017. Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Stokes, Martin. 2010. The Republic of Love: Cultural Intimacy in Turkish Popular Music. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Wolff, Larry. 2016. The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon. Stanford: Stanford University Press.


iv. Europe

Adlington, Robert. 2013. Composing Dissent: Avant-Garde Music in 1960s Amsterdam. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Al-Taee, Nasser. 2010. Representations of the Orient in Western Music: Violence and Sensuality. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Anderson, Michael Alan. 2016. St. Anne in Renaissance Music: Devotion and Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Arnold, James. 2017. Musical Debate and Political Culture in France, 1700-1830: Discourse and Discord. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer.

Baade, Christina L. 2012. Victory Through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Baker, Catherine. 2016. Sounds of the Borderland: Popular Music, War and Nationalism in Croatia since 1991. London: Routledge.

Bohlman, Philip V. 2011. Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe. New York: Routledge.

Bohlman, Philip V., and Nada Petković, eds. 2012. Balkan Epic: Song, History, Modernity. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Brodbeck, David Lee. 2014. Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna. New York: Oxford University Press.

Browne, David. 2011. Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970. Boston: Da Capo Press.

Bullivant, Joanna Louise. 2017. Alan Bush, Modern Music, and the Cold War: The Cultural Left in Britain and the Communist Bloc. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bunge, Hans. 2014. Brecht, Music and Culture: Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge. Translated by Berendse Sabine and Clements Paul. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Calico, Joy Haslam. 2014. Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Chase, Stephen, and Philip Thomas, eds. 2010. Change the System: The Music of Christian Wolff. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Cizmic, Maria. 2012. Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cohen, Mitchell. 2017. The Politics of Opera: A History from Monteverdi to Mozart. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Cohen, Ronald D., and Rachel Clare Donaldson. 2014. Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Cvoro, Uros. 2014. Turbo-Folk Music and Cultural Representations of National Identity in Former Yugoslavia. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Darlow, Mark. 2012. Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794. New York: Oxford University Press.

Drott, Eric. 2011. Music and the Elusive Revolution Cultural Politics and Political Culture in France, 1968–1981. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Eichner, Barbara. 2012. History in Mighty Sounds: Musical Constructions of German National Identity, 1848–1914. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press.

Epstein, Lawrence J. 2010. Political Folk Music in America from Its Origins to Bob Dylan. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Faulk, Barry J., and Brady Harrison, eds. 2014. Punk Rock Warlord: The Life and Work of Joe Strummer. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Fisher, Alexander J. 2014. Music, Piety, and Propaganda: The Soundscapes of Counter-Reformation Bavaria. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Frolova-Walker, Marina. 2016. Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Frolova-Walker, Marina, and Jonathan Walker. 2012. Music and Soviet Power, 1917–1932. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press.

Frühauf, Tina, and Lily E. Hirsch. 2014. Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gessen, Masha. 2014. Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot. London: Granta.

Green, Stuart, and Isabelle Marc, eds. 2016. The Singer-Songwriter in Europe: Paradigms, Politics and Place. London: Routledge.

Grymes, James A. 2014. Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust, Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind's Darkest Hour. New York: Harper Perennial.

Harris, Tony. 2013. The Legacy of Cornelius Cardew. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Herrala, Meri E. 2012. The Struggle for Control of Soviet Music from 1932 to 1948: Socialist Realism vs. Western Formalism. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

Heyer, John Hajdu. 2014. The Lure and Legacy of Music at Versailles: Louis XIV and the Aix School. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hilder, Thomas R. 2015. Sami Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Hill, Sarah. 2007. 'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop Music. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Hirsch, Lily E. 2010. A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany: Musical Politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Hofman, Ana. 2011. Staging Socialist Femininity: Gender Politics and Folklore Performance in Serbia. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.

Horgan, Kate. 2014. The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723–1795. London: Pickering et Chatto.

Huckvale, David. 2012. Visconti and the German Dream: Romanticism, Wagner and the Nazi Catastrophe in Film. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Illiano, Roberto. 2013. Viva V.E.R.D.I.: Music from the Risorgimento to the Unification of Italy. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols.

Jaccard, Jerry L. 2014. A Tear in the Curtain: The Musical Diplomacy of Erzsébet Szönyi: Musician, Composer, Teacher of Teachers. New York: Peter Lang.

Jardin, Étienne. 2016. Music and War in Europe: From French Revolution to WWI. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols.

Jones, Ffion Mair. 2012. Welsh Ballads of the French Revolution, 1793-1815. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Kelly, Elaine. 2014. Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic: Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Music. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kotnik, Vlado. 2010. Opera, Power and Ideology: Anthropological Study of a National Art in Slovenia. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Lew, Nathaniel Geoffrey. 2017. Tonic to the Nation: Making English Music in the Festival of Britain. London: Routledge.

Linden, Bob Van Der. 2013. Music and Empire in Britain and India: Identity, Internationalism, and Cross-Cultural Communication. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Loeffler, James Benjamin. 2010. The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

MacDonald, Darach. 2010. Blood and Thunder: Inside an Ulster Protestant Band. Cork, Ireland.: Mercier Press.

Marvin, Roberta Montemorra. 2014. The Politics of Verdi's Cantica. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Minor, Ryan. 2012. Choral Fantasies: Music, Festivity, and Nationhood in Nineteenth-Century Germany. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Miszczynski, Milosz, and Adriana Helbig, eds. 2017. Hip Hop at Europe's Edge: Music, Agency, and Social Change. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Mitchell, James A. 2013. The Walrus & the Elephants: John Lennon's Years of Revolution. New York: Seven Stories Press.

Morris, John. 2014. Culture and Propaganda in World War II: Music, Film and the Battle for National Identity. London: I.B. Tauris.

Mullova, Viktoria, and Eva Maria Chapman. 2012. From Russia to Love: The Life and Music of Viktoria Mullova as Told to Eva Maria Chapman. London: Bite Back Publishing.

Naroditskaya, Inna. 2012. Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Newman, Nancy. 2010. Good Music for a Free People: The Germania Musical Society in Nineteenth-Century America. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.

Nixon, Paul. 1998. Sociality, Music, Dance: Human Figurations in Transylvanian Valley. Goteborg: Goteborg University.

Ortiz, Joseph M. 2011. Broken Harmony: Shakespeare and the Politics of Music. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Page, Janet K. 2014. Convent Music and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Vienna. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Painter, Karen. 2007. Symphonic Aspirations: German Music and Politics, 1900-1945. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Partridge, Christopher H. 2010. Dub in Babylon: Understanding the Evolution and Significance of Dub Reggae in Jamaica and Britain from King Tubby to Post-Punk. London: Equinox.

Perucci, Tony. 2012. Paul Robeson and the Cold War Performance Complex: Race, Madness, Activism. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Pickhan, Gertrud, and Rüdiger Ritter, eds. 2010. Jazz behind the Iron Curtain. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Pierobon, Chiara. 2014. Music and Political Youth Organizations in Russia: The National Identity Issue. Wiesbaden, DE: Springer VS.

Pilgrim, David, and Richard Ormrod. 2013. Elvis Costello and Thatcherism: A Psycho-Social Exploration. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Platonov, Rachel S. 2012. Singing the Self: Guitar Poetry, Community, and Identity in the Post-Stalin Period. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.

Range, Matthias. 2012. Music and Ceremonial at British Coronations: From James I to Elizabeth II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Reiger, Eva. 2013. Friedelind Wagner: Richard Wagner's Rebellious Granddaughter. Translated by Chris Walton. Woodbridge, UK: The Boydell Press.

Riethmüller, Albrecht, ed. 2017. The Role of Music in European Integration: Conciliating Eurocentrism and Multiculturalism. Berlin: De Gruyter Akademie Forschung.

Riley, Matthew, and Anthony D. Smith. 2016. Nation and Classical Music: From Handel to Copland. Woodbridge,UK: The Boydell Press.

Rodmell, Paul, ed. 2012. Music and Institutions in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Rodriguez, Eva Moreda. 2016. Music and Exile in Francoist Spain. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Rollefson, J. Griffith. 2017. Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Sargeant, Lynn M. 2011. Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life. New York: Oxford University Press.

Shahan, C. 2013. Punk Rock and German Crisis: Adaptation and Resistance After 1977. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sieburth, Stephanie Anne. 2014. Survival Songs: Conchita Piquer's ‘Coplas’ and Franco's Regime of Terror. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Smidchens, Guntis. 2017. The Power of Song: Nonviolent National Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Smrz, Jirí. 2011. Symphonic Stalinism: Claiming Russian Musical Classics for the New Soviet Listener, 1932–1953. Berlin: Lit.

Sprout, Leslie A. 2013. The Musical Legacy of Wartime France. Berkeley: University California Press.

St. Pierre, Kelly. 2017. Bedrich Smetana: Myth, Music, and Propaganda. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.

Syer, Katherine Rae. 2014. Wagner's Visions: Poetry, Politics, and the Psyche in the Operas Through “Die Walküre.” Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.

Tassie, Gregor. 2014. Nikolay Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Taylor, Benedict. 2017. Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg's Late Piano Music: Nature and Nationalism. London: Routledge.

Teitelbaum, Benjamin R. 2017. Lions of the North: Sounds of the New Nordic Radical Nationalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tochka, Nicholas. 2017. Audible States: Socialist Politics and Popular Music in Albania. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Toeche-Mittler, Joachim. 2013. Tunes of Blood and Iron: German Regimental and Parade Marches from Frederick the Great to the Present Day. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company.

Tompkins, David G. 2013. Composing the Party Line Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Trümpi, Fritz. 2016. The Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics During the Third Reich. Translated by Kenneth Kronenberg. Chicago: The University of Chicago.

Winn, James Anderson. 2014. Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts. New York: Oxford University Press.

Young, Clinton D. 2016. Music Theater and Popular Nationalism in Spain, 1880–1930. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.


v. Latin America and the Caribbean

Astley, Tom. 2012. “Outside the Revolution, Everything”: A Redefinition of Left-Wing Identity in Contemporary Cuban Music Making. Winchester, UK: Zero Books.

Augustyn, Heather. 2013. Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Avelar, Idelber, ed. 2011. Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Baker, Geoffrey. 2011. Buena Vista in the Club: Rap, Reggaetón, and Revolution in Havana. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Baker, Geoffrey, and Tess Knighton, eds. 2011. Music and Urban Society in Colonial Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Daynes, Sarah. 2010. Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Dunn, Christopher. 2014. Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

Frith, Simon, Stan Rijven, and Ian Christie, eds. 2014. Living Politics, Making Music: The Writings of Jan Fairley. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Galvin, Anne M. 2014. Sounds of the Citizens: Dancehall and Community in Jamaica. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

Greene, Shane. 2016. Punk and Revolution: Seven More Interpretations of Peruvian Reality. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Hutchinson, Sydney. 2016. Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lozano, Natalia. 2012. Playing Music, Performing Resistance: The Dynamics of Resistance through Music in the Colombian South Pacific Coast. Zürich: Lit.

Marsh, Hazel. 2016. Hugo Chávez, Alí Primera and Venezuela: The Politics of Music in Latin America. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mularski, Jedrek. 2014. Music, Politics, and Nationalism in Latin America: Chile during the Cold War Era. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press.

Partridge, Christopher H. 2010. Dub in Babylon: Understanding the Evolution and Significance of Dub Reggae in Jamaica and Britain from King Tubby to Post-Punk. London: Equinox.

Perna, Vincenzo. 2016. Timba: The Sound of the Cuban Crisis. New York: Routledge. First published 2005 by Ashgate (Burlington, VT).

Perry, Marc D. 2016. Negro Soy Yo: Hip Hop and Raced Citizenship in Neoliberal Cuba. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Vila, Pablo. 2014. The Militant Song Movement in Latin America: Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.


vi. North America

Absher, Amy. 2014. The Black Musician and the White City: Race and Music in Chicago, 1900–1967. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Adelt, Ulrich. 2011. Blues Music in the Sixties: A Story in Black and White. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Alger, Dean. 2014. The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music: The Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music, and Civil Rights. Denton: University of North Texas Press.

Arsenault, Raymond. 2010. The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Callwood, Brett. 2010. MC5: Sonically Speaking: A Tale of Revolution and Rock 'n' Roll. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Cohen, Ronald D. 2010. Work and Sing: A History of Occupational and Labor Union Songs in the United States. Crockett, CA: Carquinez Press.

Cohen, Ronald D. 2016. Depression Folk: Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Cohen, Ronald D., and James Capaldi, eds. 2014. The Pete Seeger Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cohen, Ronald D., and Rachel Clare. Donaldson. 2014. Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Davis, James Richard. 2014. Music along the Rapidan: Civil War Soldiers, Music, and Community during Winter Quarters, Virginia. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Donaldson, Rachel Clare. 2014. “I Hear America Singing”: Folk Music and National Identity. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Dunaway, David King., and Molly Beer. 2010. Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals. New York: Oxford University Press.

Echols, Alice. 2011. Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture. New York: W. W. Norton.

Faudree, Paja. 2013. Singing for the Dead: The Politics of Indigenous Revival in Mexico. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Fisher, Joseph P., and Flota, Brian. ed. 2016. The Politics of Post-9/11 Music: Sound, Trauma, and the Music Industry in the Time of Terror. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Gilman, Lisa. 2016. My Music, My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Greene, Doyle. 2014. The Rock Cover Song: Culture, History, Politics. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Griffin, Farah J. 2013. Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics during World War II. New York: Basic Civitas Books.

Hayes, Eileen M. 2010. Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Hershorn, Tad. 2011. Norman Granz: The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Hess, Carol A. 2014. Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hillman-McCord, Jessica. 2012. Echoes of the Holocaust on the American Musical Stage. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Hoffman, Warren. 2014. The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Honey, Michael K. 2013. Sharecropper's Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hubbs, Nadine. 2014. Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Ingram, David. 2010. Jukebox in the Garden: Ecocriticism and American Popular Music since 1960. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi.

Jabir, Johari. 2017. Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil War's “Gospel Army.” Columbus: The Ohio State University Press.

Johnson, Gaye Theresa. 2013. Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Johnson, Howard Eugene. 2014. A Dancer in the Revolution: Stretch Johnson, Harlem Communist at the Cotton Club. New York: Empire State Editions, an imprint of Fordham University Press.

Johnson, Timothy A. 2011. John Adams's Nixon in China: Musical Analysis, Historical and Political Perspectives. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Kot, Greg. 2014. I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway. New York: Scribner.

Kurlansky, Mark. 2014. Ready for a Brand New Beat: How “Dancing in the Street” Became the Anthem for a Changing America. New York: Riverhead Books.

Lawson, R. A. 2013. Jim Crow’s Counterculture: The Blues and Black Southerners, 1890-1945. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

Lornell, Kip, and Anne K. Rasmussen, eds. 2016. The Music of Multicultural America: Performance, Identity, and Community in the United States. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Lowney, John. 2017. Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Lynskey, Dorian. 2011. 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day. New York: Ecco.

Marcus, Sara. 2010. Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution. New York: Harper Perennial.

Maultsby, Portia K., and Mellonee V. Burnim. 2017. Issues in African American Music: Power, Gender, Race, Representation. New York: Routledge.

McCann, Bryan J. 2017. The Mark of Criminality: Rhetoric, Race, and Gangsta Rap in the War-on-Crime Era. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press.

McWhirter, Christian. 2012. Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Miller, Leta E. 2012. Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Mitchell, James A. 2013. The Walrus & the Elephants: John Lennon's Years of Revolution. New York: Seven Stories Press.

Moody, David L. 2012. Political Melodies in the Pews?: The Voice of the Black Christian Rapper in the Twenty-First-Century Church. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Munro, Martin. 2010. Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas. Berkeley: University of California Press.

O'Brien, Wesley J. 2012. Music in American Combat Films: A Critical Study. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Pichaske, David. 2010. Song of the North Country: A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan. New York: Continuum.

Riley, Matthew, and Anthony D. Smith. 2016. Nation and Classical Music: from Handel to Copland. Woodbridge UK: The Boydell Press.

Roberts, Michael John. 2014. Tell Tchaikovsky the News: Rock 'n' Roll, the Labor Question, and the Musicians' Union, 1942-1968. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Rommen, Timothy. 2011. Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Roy, William G. 2010. Reds, Whites, and Blues: Social Movements, Folk Music, and Race in the United States. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Sandke, Randy. 2010. Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet: Race and the Mythology, Politics, and Business of Jazz. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Schoening, Benjamin S. 2012. Don't Stop Thinking about the Music: The Politics of Songs and Musicians in Presidential Campaigns. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Shaw, John. 2013. This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems. New York: Public Affairs.

Smith, Judith E. 2016. Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Stamz, Richard, and Patrick A. Roberts. 2010. Give 'Em Soul, Richard!: Race, Radio, and Rhythm and Blues in Chicago. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Stowe, David Ware. 2011. No Sympathy for the Devil: Christian Pop Music and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Sullivan, Denise. 2011. Keep on Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-Hop. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books.

Sullivan, Jill M. 2011. Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women's Military Bands during World War II. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Swenson, John. 2012. New Atlantis Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans. New York: Oxford University Press.

Thomas, Pat. 2012. Listen, Whitey!: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975. Seattle: Fantagraphics.

Troutman, John William. 2012. Indian Blues: American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1879-1934. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Vincent, Rickey. 2013. Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music. Chicago: Hill.

Weissman, Dick. 2010. Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution: Music and Social Change in America. Milwaukee: Backbeat Books.

Wilson, Scott. 2015. Great Satan's Rage: American Negativity and Rap/Metal in the Age of Supercapitalism. Manchester: Manchester University Press.


vii. Pacific Islands and Australia

Dreyfus, Kay. 2013. Silences and Secrets: The Australian Experience of the Weintraubs Syncopators. Clayton, Australia: Monash University Publishing.

Scott, Michael. 2014. Making New Zealand's Pop Renaissance: State, Markets, Musicians. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.


viii. Diasporic Communities

Brooks, Joanna. 2013. Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Cepeda, Maria Elena. 2010. Musical ImagiNation: U.S.-Colombian Identity and the Latin Music Boom. New York: New York University Press.

Frühauf, Tina, and Lily E. Hirsch. 2014. Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gal, Hans. 2014. Music behind Barbed Wire: A Diary of Summer 1940. London: Toccata Press.

Hirsch, Lily E. 2010. A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany: Musical Politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Horowitz, Amy. 2010. Mediterranean Israeli Music and the Politics of the Aesthetic. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Loeffler, James Benjamin. 2010. The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Lornell, Kip, and Anne K. Rasmussen, eds. 2016. The Music of Multicultural America: Performance, Identity, and Community in the United States. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Redmond, Shana L. 2014. Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora. New York: NYU Press.

Rodriguez, Eva Moreda. 2016. Music and Exile in Francoist Spain. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Salhi, Kamal, ed. 2014. Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: Performance, Politics and Piety. London: Routledge.

Sharma, Nitasha Tamar. 2010. Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Silverman, Carol. 2014. Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora. New York: Oxford University Press.

Zheng, Su. 2010. Claiming Diaspora: Music, Transnationalism, and Cultural Politics in Asian/Chinese America. New York: Oxford University Press.

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