comm 101 final review

comm 101 final review - Arielle Speciner Final Review I....

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Arielle Speciner Final Review I. Pop Music A. The Music and Society Nexus 1. Since antiquity, music has been used as a yardstick of a society’s cultural attainments and stability 2. Music has invited judgments about “greater” or “lesser” cultures and subcultures 3. Music has served as a tool of social control as well as a means to outwit or evade social control B. From “Pop Culture” to “Mass Culture” 1. Organic, authentic 2. Rooted in tradition 3. From the folk 4. Participatory/interactive 5. Rooted in time/place 6. Unique, particular 7. Public 8. Canned, inauthentic 9. Cult of the “latest” 10. From corporation 11. Spectatorial/passive 12. Outside of history 13. Standardized 14. Private C. Blues: 1920’s – black, poor audience. Live the kind of life singers sang about. 1. Specialty catalogues: Race Records 2. “Black Swan” – first African American agency 3. Urban Blues Queens a. Bessie Smith b. Themes: dislocation, hardship, longing, desire c. Blues queens resist invisibility of working-class black women using
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.

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