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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (January 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813524849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813524849
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.7 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: #492,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

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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.


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By Damien Gwardys on January 28, 2013
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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.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N. Boushee on November 30, 2010
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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 (although I seek to change that notion). Either way, this book is helpful to anyone interesting in the connection of music to politics, social identity, the creation and maintenance of movements and counter cultures. For the political scientists, this serves as a great example of the kind of research so many are afraid to conduct. As students, we are often told to go with the major schools of thought, gravitate to what gets published, the mainstream topics. I attribute this notion to the loss of relevance of our field within the last few decades. I think political science should have less boundaries like its sister disciplines (sociology) and this work by Mattern is an exemplary example of work that moves our discipline in a more applicable, interesting and relevant direction. bravo Mr. Mattern.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Hemann on April 7, 2002
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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.
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