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A soundtrack to the insurrection: street music, marching bands and popular protest

McKay, GA 2007, 'A soundtrack to the insurrection: street music, marching bands and popular protest' , Parallax . (In Press)

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Abstract

What happens in social movements when people actually move, how does the mobile moment of activism contribute to mobilisation? Are they marching or dancing? How is the space of action, the street itself, altered, re-sounded? The employment of street music in the very specific context of political protest remains a curiously under-researched aspect of cultural politics in social movements.... By looking at the marching bands of different socio- political and cultural contexts, primarily British, I aim to further current understanding of the idea and history of street music itself, as well as explore questions of the construction or repositioning of urban space via music'how the sound of music can alter spaces'; participation, pleasure and the political body; subculture and identity.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Parallax
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 13534645
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2007 14:33
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:54
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/1491

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