Rudinow - Joel Rudinow "Can White People Sing the...

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Joel Rudinow "Can White People Sing the Blues?" 1994 jrudinow@santarosa.edu "Joel Rudinow began his life in academic philosophy as a student at Santa Rosa Junior College in 1964 … [studied] philosophy at Sonoma State College and UC Davis and Santa Barbara, where he was awarded a B.A. in philosophy in 1968. He went on to study philosophy at the graduate level in Canada at the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia, where he was awarded the Ph.D. in philosophy in 1973. Dr. Rudinow has held teaching appointments at Carleton University (Ottawa), the University of Western Ontario (London Ontario), and Dartmouth College where he taught for 7 years, and more recently at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College. He is author of Invitation to Critical Thinking …and some 25 scholarly essays in philosophy. His most recent publication, in the internationally recognized Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism , reflects his interest in applying the discipline of philosophy to topics and phenomena of popular culture. The essay entitled "Race, Ethnicity, Expressive Authenticity: Can White People Sing the Blues?" is now an assigned reading in college courses in aesthetics and philosophy of art, ethno-musicology, American Studies, and so on nationwide and abroad. He was guest editor of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism for a special issue on Aesthetics and Popular Culture. When not in the classroom, grading papers, or programming educational software, he plays piano and other keyboard instruments in several "American roots music" bands which perform locally and nationwide, including: the Michael Barclay Blues Band…. http://www.santarosa.edu/philosophy/jrbio.html 1) Ralph Gleason: "The blues is black man's music, and whites diminish it at best or steal it at worst. In any case they have no moral right to use it…" 2) in musical aesthetics the authenticity question has been traditionally seen in terms of
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