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The Resource Soul music : tracking the spiritual roots of pop from Plato to Motown, Joel Rudinow

Soul music : tracking the spiritual roots of pop from Plato to Motown, Joel Rudinow

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Soul music : tracking the spiritual roots of pop from Plato to Motown
Title
Soul music
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tracking the spiritual roots of pop from Plato to Motown
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Joel Rudinow
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Language
eng
Summary
"Exceptionally illuminating and philosophically sophisticated."--Ted Cohen, Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago "In this audacious and long-awaited book, Joel Rudinow takes seriously a range of interrelated issues that most music theorizing is embarrassed to tackle. People often ask me about music and spirituality. With Soul Music, I can finally recommend a book that offers genuine philosophical insight into the topic."--Theodore Gracyk, Professor of Philosophy, Minnesota State University Moorhead The idea is as strange as it is commonplace--that the "soul" in soul music is more than just a name, that somehow the music truly taps into something essential rooted in the spiritual notion of the soul itself. Or is it strange? From the civil rights movement and beyond, soul music has played a key, indisputable role in moments of national healing. Of course, American popular music has long been embroiled in controversies over its spiritual purity (or lack thereof). But why? However easy it might seem to dismiss these ideas and debates as quaint and merely symbolic, they persist. In Soul Music: Tracking the Spiritual Roots of Pop from Plato to Motown, Joel Rudinow, a philosopher of music, takes these peculiar notions and exposes them to serious scrutiny. How, Rudinow asks, does music truly work upon the soul, individually and collectively? And what does it mean to say that music can be spiritually therapeutic or toxic? This illuminating, meditative exploration leads from the metaphysical idea of the soul to the legend of Robert Johnson to the philosophies of Plato and Leo Strauss to the history of race and racism in American popular culture to current clinical practices of music therapy. Joel Rudinow teaches in the Philosophy and Humanities Departments at Santa Rosa Junior College and is the coauthor of Invitation to Critical Thinking and the coeditor of Ethics and Values in the Information Age
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Rudinow, Joel
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
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  • African Americans
  • Soul music
  • Blues (Music)
  • Music
  • Music and philosophy
  • MUSIC
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • African Americans
  • Blues (Music)
  • Music and philosophy
  • Music
  • Soul music
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Soul music : tracking the spiritual roots of pop from Plato to Motown, Joel Rudinow
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
What is soul? (And what is soul music?) -- The "Devil's music" (Can music be evil?) -- Between Saturday night and Sunday morning (The dark night of the soul) -- Blue notes and Greek philosophy (Pythagoras, Plato, and spiritual intonation) -- Bio-rhythms (From formalism to somaesthetics) -- Fake it till you feel it (Race, ethnicity, authenticity in performance) -- Speaking in tongues (Isn't this all too Straussian?) -- Music as a healing art (Music and medicine, body and soul)
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ocn669512281
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1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780472022793
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rdamedia
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c
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JSTOR
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9780472071081
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22573/ctt1djd6bw
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remote
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(OCoLC)669512281
Label
Soul music : tracking the spiritual roots of pop from Plato to Motown, Joel Rudinow
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
What is soul? (And what is soul music?) -- The "Devil's music" (Can music be evil?) -- Between Saturday night and Sunday morning (The dark night of the soul) -- Blue notes and Greek philosophy (Pythagoras, Plato, and spiritual intonation) -- Bio-rhythms (From formalism to somaesthetics) -- Fake it till you feel it (Race, ethnicity, authenticity in performance) -- Speaking in tongues (Isn't this all too Straussian?) -- Music as a healing art (Music and medicine, body and soul)
Control code
ocn669512281
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472022793
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780472071081
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djd6bw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)669512281

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