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Taboo Tunes

Author : Peter Blecha
ISBN : 0879307927
Genre : Music
File Size : 85.17 MB
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In this extensively researched ode to scandal, historian and musician Blecha recounts the travails of the musicians and songs that have dared to push the hot-button topics that polite society has deemed unacceptable.
Category: Music

Censoring Sex

Author : John E. Semonche
ISBN : 9780742572751
Genre : History
File Size : 25.67 MB
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In this gracefully written, accessible and entertaining volume, John Semonche surveys censorship for reasons of sex from the nineteenth century up until the present. He covers the various forms of American media—books and periodicals, pictorial art, motion pictures, music and dance, and radio, television, and the Internet. Despite the varieties of censorship, running from self-censorship to government bans, a common story is told. In each of the areas, Semonche explains via abundant examples how and why censorship took place. He also details how the cultural territory contested by those advocating and opposing censorship diminished over the course of the last two centuries.
Category: History

Artistic Citizenship

Author : Mary Schmidt Campbell
ISBN : 9780415978668
Genre : Art
File Size : 38.47 MB
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Artistic Citizenship asks the question: how do people in the creative arts prepare for, and participate in, civic life? This volume, developed at NYU's Tisch School, identifies the question of artistic citizenship to explore civic identity – the role of the artist in social and cultural terms. With contributions from many connected to the Tisch School including: novelist E.L. Doctorow, performance artist Karen Finley, theatre guru Richard Schechner, and cultural theorist Ella Shohat, this book is indispensable to anyone involved in arts education or the creation of public policy for the arts.
Category: Art

The Routledge History Of Social Protest In Popular Music

Author : Jonathan C. Friedman
ISBN : 9781136447297
Genre : History
File Size : 50.18 MB
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The major objective of this collection of 28 essays is to analyze the trends, musical formats, and rhetorical devices used in popular music to illuminate the human condition. By comparing and contrasting musical offerings in a number of countries and in different contexts from the 19th century until today, The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music aims to be a probing introduction to the history of social protest music, ideal for popular music studies and history and sociology of music courses.
Category: History

Should Music Lyrics Be Censored For Violence And Exploitation

Author : Roman Espejo
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133012851
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Essays debates whether violent and exploitative lyrics harm society, if banning certain words from hip-hop and rap music would be beneficial, and if lyrics really do promote violence and bad behavior.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Freedom Of Expression And Human Rights

Author : Liam Gearon
ISBN : 1845190890
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 28.12 MB
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Provides a critical and contentious overview of the fundamental relationship between writing and political dissent from early Greek democracy to post-Enlightenment forms of totalitarianism, such as Communism, Fascism and Nazism and through to modern forms of liberal democracy based upon universal human rights encapsulated by the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Complementing such historical contexts, this book explores the range of predominantly theological and religious, civil and political, social and cultural rationales for contemporary repression, contending that in the modern age at least freedom of expression issues are deeply affected not only by national law but that factors of a transnational (ideological or theological) nature. Finally -- through a review key inter-governmental and non-governmental (NGO) agencies -- the book examines current geo-political trends in the denial of freedom of expression, highlighting post-Cold War and post-September 11 shifts in political and religious repression, a movement in the locale of freedom of expression issues (especially towards electronic forms and Internet) and a heightening of global and transnational dimensions in freedom of expression. The book provides also a substantial series of appendices for scholars, researchers and activists interested in furthering investigation of issues in writing and human rights.
Category: Political Science

Blue Suede News

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034438135
Genre : Rock music
File Size : 80.6 MB
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Category: Rock music

The Big Book Of Pop Culture

Author : Hal Niedzviecki
ISBN : 1554510554
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 89.75 MB
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Featuring inspiring interviews with young creators, a guide to original artistic expression includes quick-and-easy do-in-a-day project ideas using music, movies, comics, video, books, and the Internet.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Music Library Association
ISBN : UOM:39015064838231
Genre : Music
File Size : 77.69 MB
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Category: Music


Author : John K. Roth
ISBN : UOM:39015062570661
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 76.13 MB
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Applied ethics is the main focus of this revised edition, with a particular emphasis on current ethics issues. Includes religious issues, business and labor ethics, political and economic issues, personal and social ethics issues, and bioethics.
Category: Philosophy