The Rise of a Jazz Art World PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Paul Lopes

The Rise of a Jazz Art World

Cambridge University Press
Publication date: May 1998
ISBN: 9780511032448
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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This book presents a unique sociological vision of the evolution of jazz in the twentieth century. Analysing organizational structures and competing discourses in American music, Paul Lopes shows how musicians and others transformed the meaning and practice of jazz. Set against the distinct worlds of high art and popular art in America, the rise of a jazz art world is shown to be a unique movement - a socially diverse community struggling in various ways against cultural orthodoxy. Cultural politics in America is shown to be a dynamic, open, and often contradictory process of constant re-interpretation. This work is a compelling social history of American culture that incorporates various voices in jazz, including musicians, critics, collectors, producers and enthusiasts. Accessibly written and interdisciplinary in approach, it will be of great interest to scholars and students of sociology, cultural studies, social history, American studies, African-American studies, and jazz studies.
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The Rise of a Jazz Art World

Lopes has written a decidedly formal account here, of a form of music which changed less than people would expect with the evidence of two world wars; yet spun a revolution years later. There is something here for newcomers to jazz and for hard, fast enthusiasts.
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