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American folk music as tactical media

Author: Henry Adam Svec
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Recursions: theories of media, materiality, and cultural techniques.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American folk music has long presented a problematic conception of authenticity, but the reality of the folk scene, and its relationship to media, is far more complicated. This book draws on the fields of media archaeology, performance studies, and sound studies to explore the various modes of communication that can be uncovered from the long American folk revival. From Alan Lomax's cybernetic visions to Bob Dylan's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Adam Svec
ISBN: 9789462984943 9462984948
OCLC Number: 1020017413
Description: 197 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Alan Lomax's deep rivers of digitality --
Pete Seeger's time-biased tactics --
Bob Dylan's noisy faces --
A folk approach to imaginary media --
Another authentic folk is possible --
American folk music as strategic media.
Series Title: Recursions: theories of media, materiality, and cultural techniques.
Responsibility: by Henry Adam Svec.

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This book draws on the fields of media archaeology, performance studies, and sound studies to explore the various modes of communication that can be uncovered from the long American folk revival.  Read more...

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