Crosscurrents: The cultural dynamics of jazz

Whyton, T 2014, 'Crosscurrents: The cultural dynamics of jazz' , in: Jazz Debates / Jazzdebatten , Wolke Verlagsges. Mbh, Darmstadt.

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Debates in jazz history are aesthetic marks which reflect discourses about the directions the music might take. In September 2013 experts from Europe and the USA met at the Darmstadt Jazzforum to discuss how such debates inform the perception of jazz to this day. The essays in this book focus on the effects of jazz debates on the aesthetic opinion. They examine historical as well as current debates within the German jazz scene. They discuss the gender debate in jazz, asking how an ideal of masculinity influences both the music and its reception as well as where in the jazz discourses one might find room for women and the LGBT community. Finally, they focus on the latest debate about the term "jazz" itself, touching questions about both historical and aesthetic ownership of music.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Knauer, Wolfram
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Wolke Verlagsges. Mbh
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9783955930134
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: AR Whyton
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 13:13
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 16:08

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