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Music in America's Cold War diplomacy

Author: Danielle Fosler-Lussier
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Series: California studies in 20th-century music, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
"During the Cold War, thousands of musicians from the United States traveled the world under the sponsorship of the U.S. State Department's Cultural Presentations program. Using archival documents and newly collected oral histories, this study illuminates the reception of these musical events, for the practice of musical diplomacy on the ground sometimes differed substantially from what the department's planners  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle Fosler-Lussier
ISBN: 9780520959781 0520959787 9780520284135 0520284135
OCLC Number: 995301666
Description: 1 recurso en línea.
Contents: Introduction : instruments of diplomacy --
Classical music and the mediation of prestige --
Classical music as development aid --
Jazz in the cultural presentations program --
African American ambassadors abroad and at home --
Portraying America's religious heritage --
The double-edged diplomacy of popular music --
Music, media, and cultural relations between the United States and the Soviet Union --
Conclusion : music, mediated diplomacy, and globalization.
Series Title: California studies in 20th-century music, 1.
Responsibility: Danielle Fosler-Lussier.


Using archival documents and newly collected oral histories, this book shows that musical diplomacy had vastly different meanings for its various participants, including government officials,  Read more...


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