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The Resource Re-searching Black music, Jon Michael Spencer

Re-searching Black music, Jon Michael Spencer

Label
Re-searching Black music
Title
Re-searching Black music
Statement of responsibility
Jon Michael Spencer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this provocative book, Jon Michael Spencer offers a new paradigm for the study of African American music. Proceeding from the proposition that black culture in America cannot be considered apart from its religious and philosophical roots, Spencer argues that "theology and musicology serving together" can form the basis of a holistic, integrative approach to black music and, indeed, to black culture in all its aspects
  • As he shows in his opening chapters, Spencer's scholarly method - theomusicology - derives from two fundamental, intertwined attributes of African American culture: its underlying rhythmicity and its thoroughly religious nature. The author then applies this approach, in successive chapters, to the folk, popular, and classical music produced by black Americans. Finally, he considers the ethical implications that this "re-searching" of black music uncovers. "[A] spiritual archaeology of music leads to a recognition that we are estranged from ourselves," he writes. "This estrangement has occurred by virtue of our maintaining a doctrine of belief that sides the sacred, spiritual, and religious in respective opposition to the profane, sexual, and cultural. The recognition of this estrangement should propel us toward reconciliation, for it is the natural impulse of the ethical agent to resolve life's tensions in pursuit of human happiness."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spencer, Jon Michael
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Music
  • African Americans
  • Music
  • United States
Label
Re-searching Black music, Jon Michael Spencer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rhythm -- The religion -- Folk muse -- Popular muse -- Classical muse -- An ethics
Control code
ocm33281426
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 154 pages
Isbn
9780870499296
Lccn
95041760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33281426
Label
Re-searching Black music, Jon Michael Spencer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rhythm -- The religion -- Folk muse -- Popular muse -- Classical muse -- An ethics
Control code
ocm33281426
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 154 pages
Isbn
9780870499296
Lccn
95041760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33281426

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