What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture

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Psychology Press, 1999 - 198 páginas
What the Music Said is a book about communities under siege, but also communities engaged in various forms of resistance, institution-building and everyday pleasures. Beginning with the Be-Bop era, Mark Anthony Neal reads the story of "black communities" through the black tradition in popular music. Exploring the broad range of black cultural experience and expression, Neal locates a history that challenges the view that hip-hop was the first black cultural movement to "speak truth to power."

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What the music said: Black popular music and Black public culture

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For a large number of African Americans, black popular music was as much about history, sociology, and politics as it was about entertainment. As radio overtook the jukebox as a hit-making force and ... Leer comentario completo

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CHAPTER
25
CHAPTER
55
CHAPTER THREE
85
CHAPTER FOUR
101
CHAPTER FIVE
125
CHAPTER
159
Endnotes
173
Index
191
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Mark Anthony Neal is Associate Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Program in African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Neal is the author of What the Music Said, Soul Babies, and Songs in the Key of Black Life, all published by Routledge.

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