Popular Music and Public Diplomacy

Transnational and Transdisciplinary Perspectives

In the early years of the Cold War, Western nations increasingly adopted strategies of public diplomacy involving popular music. While the diplomatic use of popular music was initially limited to such genres as jazz, the second half of the 20th century saw a growing presence of various popular genres in diplomatic contexts, including rock, pop, bluegrass, flamenco, funk, disco, and hip-hop, among others.

This volume illuminates the interrelation of popular music and public diplomacy from a transnational and transdisciplinary angle. The contributions argue that, as popular music has been a crucial factor in international relations, its diplomatic use has substantially impacted the global musical landscape of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Open Access

2019-03-20, 328 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-4358-3
File size: 6.38 MB

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Mario Dunkel

Mario Dunkel, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Deutschland

Sina A. Nitzsche

Sina A. Nitzsche, Technische Universität Dortmund/Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Deutschland

Author(s)
Mario Dunkel / Sina A. Nitzsche (eds.)
Book title
Popular Music and Public Diplomacy Transnational and Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
328
Features
1 SW-Abbildung, 11 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-4358-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1591
BIC-Code
AVA AVGP JPS HBLW
BISAC-Code
MUS020000 POL011000 HIS037070
THEMA-Code
AVA AVLP JPS
Release date
2019-03-20
Topics
Popkultur, Kulturgeschichte, Musik, Politik
Readership
Musicology, Popular Music Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Jazz Studies, Hip-Hop Studies, Ethnomusicology, Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, International Studies, International Communication, 20th-Century History, Security Studies, Political Science, and the interested public
Keywords/Tags
Popular Music, Politics, International Relations, Diplomacy, History, Music, Popular Culture, Pop Music, History of the 20th Century, Cultural History, Musicology

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