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Rethinking American Music

Tara Browner and Thomas L. Riis


Only since the 1970s have the variety of American musical styles and sounds have been allowed to stand on their own two feet in the academic world. Recent efforts to place American music-making within new or heretofore neglected contexts are diverse and inevitably shift our consciousness about music’s meaning and impact in culture. This volume contains a series of commentaries or glosses, chapters about American music broadly understood that seek especially to explore four critical factors beyond the the familiar categories defined by repertory or biography alone: the impact of performance; th ... More

Keywords: American musical style, Performance, Patronage, ethnic markers, cultural context, personal identity, popular music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042324
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tara Browner, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

Thomas L. Riis, editor
University of Colorado at Boulder

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