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The Resource Audiotopia : music, race, and America, Josh Kun

Audiotopia : music, race, and America, Josh Kun

Label
Audiotopia : music, race, and America
Title
Audiotopia
Title remainder
music, race, and America
Statement of responsibility
Josh Kun
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ranging from Los Angeles to Havana to the Bronx to the U.S.-Mexico border and from klezmer to hip hop to Latin rock, this groundbreaking book injects popular music into contemporary debates over American identity. Josh Kun insists that America is not a single chorus of many voices folded into one, but rather various republics of sound that represent multiple stories of racial and ethnic difference. To this end he covers a range of music and listeners to evoke the ways that popular sounds have expanded our idea of American culture and American identity. Artists as diverse as The Weavers, Café Tacuba, Mickey Katz, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Bessie Smith, and Ozomatli reveal that the song of America is endlessly hybrid, heterogeneous, and enriching - a source of comfort and strength for populations who have been taught that their lives do not matter. Kun melds studies of individual musicians with studies of painters such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and of writers such as Walt Whitman, James Baldwin, and Langston Hughes. There is no history of race in the Americas that is not a history of popular music, Kun claims. Inviting readers to listen closely and critically, Audiotopia forges a new understanding of sound that will stoke debates about music, race, identity, and culture for many years to come
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kun, Josh
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American crossroads
Series volume
18
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular music
  • Music
  • Multiculturalism
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Multiculturalism
  • Music
  • Popular music
  • United States
Label
Audiotopia : music, race, and America, Josh Kun
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Against easy listening, or how to hear America sing -- The yiddish are coming -- Life according to the beat -- Basquiat's ear, Rahsaan's eye -- I, too, sing América -- Rock's reconquista
Control code
ocm61160241
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598755824
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsxh8w
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61160241
Label
Audiotopia : music, race, and America, Josh Kun
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Against easy listening, or how to hear America sing -- The yiddish are coming -- Life according to the beat -- Basquiat's ear, Rahsaan's eye -- I, too, sing América -- Rock's reconquista
Control code
ocm61160241
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598755824
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsxh8w
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61160241

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