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Composing the citizen : music as public utility in Third Republic France

Author: Jann Pasler
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges modernist ideas about the value and role of music in Western society. This title demonstrates how music can help forge a nation. Exploring the history of Third Republic France, it shows  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jann Pasler
ISBN: 9780520257405 0520257405
OCLC Number: 233635072
Notes: "An Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanities"--Jacket flap.
Description: xxi, 789 p. : ill., map, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Paris : a walking tour (Topographies of power : the semiotics of the Parisian landscape ; Negotiating life in the city ; New promenades in the aural landscapes of Paris ; The legacy of the Third Republic) --
Forming public spirit and useful citizens (Use, the useful, and public utility : a theory of musical value ; Reinscribing the revolutionary legacy ) --
Shaping judgment and national taste (Music as political culture : from active listening to active citizenship ; Regenerating national pride : musical progress and international glory) --
Instituting Republican culture (Imagining a new nation through music : new traditions, new history ; An ideology of diversity, eclecticism, and pleasure ; Musical hybridity and the challenges of colonialism ; Useful distractions and economic liberalism in the belle époque) --
Shifting notions of utility : between the nation and the self (Music as resistance and an emerging avant-garde ; The symbolic utility of music at the 1889 Universal Exhibition ; New alliances and new music ; The dynamics of identity and the struggle for distinction) --
Coda --
Appendix A, Important political and musical events in the early Third Republic --
Appendix B, References in Ménestrel to performances of French operas abroad, 1872-1888 --
Appendix C, Selected publications on revolutionary music after 1870.
Responsibility: Jann Pasler.

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