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