Dark Side of the Tune: Popular Music and Violence

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Music - 238 pages
Presents an examination of the ways in which popular music has been deployed in association with violence, ranging from what appears to be an incidental relationship, to one in which music is explicitly applied as an instrument of violence.

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Contents

The Sound of Music
13
Music and Violence in History
31
Technologized Sonority
49
Music Accompanying Violence
65
Music and Incitement to Violence
95
Music and Arousal to Violence
123
Music as Violence
147
Policy
161
Select Bibliography
195
Index
223
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Bruce Johnson is Docent and Visiting Professor, Cultural History, University of Turku (Finland); Adjunct Professor, Contemporary Music Studies, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia); Honorary Professor, Department of Music, University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK). Martin Cloonan is Convener of Postgraduate Studies, Department of Music, University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK).

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