Music, Power, Resistance

Music, Power, and Resistance in World History
In this course we will examine the conflicting relationship between music, power, and resistance in world history. Beginning with ancient Greece, we will discuss the relationship between music and power in a wide range of cultural and historical contexts, including music’s relation to religious power (Christianity, Judaism, Islam), political power (China, Europe, North and South America, Africa), and social power (gender, ethnicity, class). Questions of state censorship, propaganda, and musical expressions of dissent will be highlighted, as well as the interconnection between aesthetic choices, social status, and political views. Musical sources will range from classical to popular forms. No prior musical training required. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
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HIST 0116

All Sections in Spring 2017

Spring 2017

HIST0116A-S17 Lecture (Mitchell)
HIST0116X-S17 Discussion (Mitchell)
HIST0116Y-S17 Discussion (Mitchell)