Johnson, Bruce, Professor.

Dark Side of the Tune. - Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013. - 1 online resource (255 p.) - eBooks on Demand Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series . - Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series .

Cover; Contents; General Editor's Preface; Notes and Acknowledgements; About the Authors; List of Abbreviations; Advisory Note; Introduction: Musical Violence and Popular Music Studies; 1 Context: The Sound of Music; 2 Music and Violence in History; 3 Technologized Sonority; 4 Music Accompanying Violence; 5 Music and Incitement to Violence; 6 Music and Arousal to Violence; 7 Music as Violence; 8 Policy; Select Bibliography; Index

This book focuses on the 'dark side' of popular music by examining the ways in which popular music has been deployed in association with violence. Cloonan and Johnson address the physiological and cognitive foundations of sounding/hearing and provide a historical survey of examples of the nexus between music and violence, from (pre)Biblical times to the late nineteenth century. The book also concentrates on the emergence of technologies by which music can be electronically augmented, generated, and disseminated. The authors investigate the implications of this nexus both for popular music stud

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Music -- Social aspects.
Music and violence.
Popular music -- Social aspects.
Popular music.


Electronic books.

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