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Music and the Politics of Negation

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Description for Music and the Politics of Negation Hardcover. A radical re-assessment of the post-modern study of music Series: Musical Meaning & Interpretation. Num Pages: 248 pages, 21 music exx. BIC Classification: AVA; AVGC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 238 x 169 x 23. Weight in Grams: 518.

Over the past quarter century, music studies in the academy have their postmodern credentials by insisting that our scholarly engagements start and end by placing music firmly within its various historical and social contexts. In Music and the Politics of Negation, James R. Currie sets out to disturb the validity of this now quite orthodox claim. Alternating dialectically between analytic and historical investigations into the late 18th century and the present, he poses a set of uncomfortable questions regarding the limits and complicities of the values that the academy keeps in circulation by means of its musical encounters. His overriding ... Read more

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Indiana University Press United States
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Musical Meaning & Interpretation
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Bloomington, IN, United States
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About James R. Currie
James Currie is Associate Professor of Music at the University at Buffalo (State University of New York). In addition to his academic work he is also active as a performance artist and poet.

Reviews for Music and the Politics of Negation
Although many authors have sought to bring together critical studies and music, Currie's book is original in both style and substance. Erudite and loquacious, Currie is a gifted storyteller whose work merits study by advanced scholars. His individual approach to the impasse created by the new musicology establishes a model by which that gulf might be bridged without returning to ... Read more

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