Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Acting in Concert: Music,... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Shipped by Amazon. Cover is clean with light shelfwear. Binding is tight and square. No marking or writing.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Acting in Concert: Music, Community, and Political Action Paperback – January 1, 1998

4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$24.95
$14.00 $5.67

2016 Book Awards
Browse award-winning titles. See all 2016 winners
$24.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Acting in Concert: Music, Community, and Political Action
  • +
  • Politics in Music: Music and Political Transformation from Beethoven to Hip-Hop
  • +
  • Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution: Music and Social Change in America (Book)
Total price: $70.22
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"A highly readable, innovative investigation of the potential political implications of popular music." -- Edward Bryan Portis, Texas A&M University

"Political science has too often ignored the critical political dimensions of music in social life. Now Mark Mattern has given us a groundbreaking examination of the varied political functions of populist musics-from social glue to social dynamite-as reflected in three fascinating, diverse, and disenfranchised case-study communities. Acting in Concert is, truly, music to intellectual ears." -- George H . Lewis, author of Side Saddle on the Golden Calf: Social Structure and Popular Culture in America and All That Glitters: Country Music in America

From the Back Cover

In this lively account of politics and popular music, Mark Mattern develops the concept "acting in concert," a metaphor for community-based political action through music. Through three detailed case studies of Chilean, Cajun and American Indian popular music. Mattern explores the way popular musicians forge community and lead members of their communities in several distinct kinds of political action that would be difficult or impossible among individuals who are not linked by communal ties.

More than just entertainment, Mattern argues that popular music can serve as a social glue for bringing together a multitude of voices that might otherwise remain silent, and that political action through music can increase the potential for relatively marginalized people to choose and determine their own fate.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (January 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813524849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813524849
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,662,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
67%
4 star
0%
3 star
33%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is not so much a review of the work itself but rather the e-book kindle edition.

The first thing I noticed is that it is very difficult to read. I've purchased other Kindle store books and have not had this problem. The font that they chose does not come through very clearly. The best way to describe how is looks is that it's almost as if someone sent a fax of each page. Each letter is not fully drawn so it looks broken and uneven. Even increasing the size of the words does not help.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I applaud Mark Mattern for taking on such a topic as the communal and political role of music. I am a current graduate student and I get eyeballs rolling and audible sounds of disbelief and disapproval when I say that I want to study local music scenes as an alternative socializing agent or anything relating to music and politics for that matter. It is not a subject that lends it self to the current methodological trends within our field. That is, statistical computation and linear regression. Either way, this book is helpful to anyone interested in the connection of music to politics, social identity, the creation and maintenance of movements and counter cultures.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I am a student of Mark Mattern at Baldwin-Wallace College. This book provides some insight into an area of Political Science that does not discussed in academic literature. A must read for Political Science majors around the country.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Acting in Concert: Music, Community, and Political Action
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Acting in Concert: Music, Community, and Political Action

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: cultures