Give Peace a Chant

Popular Music, Politics and Social Protest

Authors: Martinelli, Dario

  • Offers a unique analysis of social protest in popular music
  • Focuses on the contextualization of protest songs as well as their lyrical and musical contents 
  • Challenges the traditional Anglo-American-centrism of musical case-studies
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This monograph offers a unique analysis of social protest in popular music. It presents theoretical descriptions, methodological tools, and an approach that encompasses various fields of musicology, cultural studies, semiotics, discourse analysis, media studies, and political and social sciences. 

The author argues that protest songs should be taken as a musical genre on their own. He points out that the general approach, when discussing these songs, has been so far that of either analyzing the lyrics or the social context. For some reason, the music itself has been often overlooked.

This book attempts to fill this gap. Its central thesis is that a complete overview of these repertoires demands a thorough interaction among contextual, lyrical, and musical elements together. To accomplish this, the author develops a novel model that systemizes and investigates musical repertoires. The model is then applied to four case studies, those, too, chosen among topics that are little (or not at all) frequented by scholars.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Definitions and Categorizations

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    Pages 1-15

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  • Songs of Social Protest and Context

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    Pages 17-31

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  • Songs of Social Protest and Lyrics

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    Pages 33-52

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  • Songs of Social Protest and Music

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    Pages 53-67

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  • Case Study 1: On the Left-Right Dichotomy and Its Musical Manifestations

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    Pages 69-87

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50538-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50537-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Give Peace a Chant
Book Subtitle
Popular Music, Politics and Social Protest
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50538-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50538-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50537-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 184
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
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