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360 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190855482

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Sampling Politics

Music and the Geocultural

M.I. Franklin

  • Includes interviews and correspondence with artists beyond Anglo-American-European centers of the music industry
  • Challenges the over-reliance on lyrical content alone as the vehicle for political music by unpacking the "inner" life of sampled material and the processes through which it is transformed
  • Case studies draw from both popular and classical art/avant-garde musical works in which race, class, gender, sexuality, and religion play formative roles in how artists and audiences respond to the works in which samples feature
  • Archival work and historical reconstruction correct a number of misperceptions about the cultural significance and geopolitical provenance of sampled material
  • Introduces overlooked and misappreciated performers, composers, and musicians who have contributed to the sampling/sampled timeline of these works