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

Author: Jann Pasler
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2009.
Series: Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanities.
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In a work that challenges modernists ideas about the value and role of music in Western society, 'Composing the Citizen' demonstrates how music can help forge a nation.
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Pasler, Jann.
Composing the citizen.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008029252
(OCoLC)233635072
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jann Pasler
ISBN: 9780520943872 0520943872
OCLC Number: 808600746
Notes: "An Ahmanson Foundation Book in the Humanities."
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 789 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. 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; PART ONE: FORMING PUBLIC SPIRIT AND USEFUL CITIZENS; 1 Use, the Useful, and Public Utility: A Theory of Musical Value; Tensions between the Useful and the Beautiful; Satisfying Social Needs and Creating the Nation; Music as Utilité Publique; 2 Reinscribing the Revolutionary Legacy; Public Instruction of Mind and Heart. Music in Public FestivalsNational Institutions; Music, Character, and the Utility of Gender; PART TWO: SHAPING JUDGMENT AND NATIONAL TASTE; 3 Music as Political Culture: From Active Listening to Active Citizenship; Political Legitimacy and Civic Society; Republican Pedagogy, Cultural Integration, and Citizenship; Performance and Public Taste under the Moral Order; 4 Regenerating National Pride: Musical Progress and International Glory; Moral and Musical Progress; Exporting French Music and French Values; Arts Policy and the Utility of Competition; Contradictions and Paradoxes. PART THREE: INSTITUTING REPUBLICAN CULTURE5 Imagining a New Nation through Music: New Traditions, New History; Enacting Change at Schools and the Opéra; Reevaluating Luxury and the Question of Opera; Renarrating the Revolution; Reconceiving Music History; 6 An Ideology of Diversity, Eclecticism, and Pleasure; Cultivating Aesthetic Tolerance; Redefining Music's Utilité Publique; Exploring Uncharted Territory; 7 Musical Hybridity and the Challenges of Colonialism; Musical Fantasies Fueling Colonialist Desire; Music and Colonial Assumptions; Songs Inspiring Resistance. 8 Useful Distractions and Economic Liberalism in the Belle EpoqueDepartment Stores; Competition in the Musical World; Expanded Performance Opportunities, Including for Women; Theater and Popular Entertainment; PART FOUR: SHIFTING NOTIONS OF UTILITY: BETWEEN THE NATION AND THE SELF; 9 Music as Resistance and an Emerging Avant-garde; Reviving Memory of the Ancien Régime; Wagner's Threatening Allure; Art beyond Politics, Music of and for the Mind; Intuition and Radically New Concepts of Music; 10 The Symbolic Utility of Music at the 1889 Universal Exhibition; Republican Values on Display. The Utility of Exotic MusicThe Exhibition in Retrospect; 11 New Alliances and New Music; Mandating Change; The New Left's Hopes; The New Right's Progressism in Politics and Music; Revisiting Musique ancienne et moderne; 12 The Dynamics of Identity and the Struggle for Distinction; Race and French History; Listening through Women; Fusion versus Distinction; From the Useful to the Healthy; 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.
Series Title: Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanities.
Responsibility: Jann Pasler.

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