American Folk Music As Tactical Media: From The Hootenanny To The People's Microphone by Henry Adam SvecAmerican Folk Music As Tactical Media: From The Hootenanny To The People's Microphone by Henry Adam Svec

American Folk Music As Tactical Media: From The Hootenanny To The People's Microphone

byHenry Adam Svec

Hardcover | November 30, 2017

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American folk music has long presented a problematic conception of authenticity, but the reality of the folk scene, and its relationship to media, is far more complicated. This book draws on the fields of media archaeology, performance studies, and sound studies to explore the various modes of communication that can be uncovered from the long American folk revival. From Alan Lomax's cybernetic visions to Bob Dylan's noisy writing machines, this book retrieves a subterranean discourse on the concept of media that might help us to reimagine the potential of the networks in which we work, play, and sing.
Henry Adam Svec completed his doctorate at the University of Western Ontario, and he has been published in the Canadian Journal of Communication, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and elsewhere. He is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
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Title:American Folk Music As Tactical Media: From The Hootenanny To The People's MicrophoneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.7 inPublished:November 30, 2017Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9462984948

ISBN - 13:9789462984943

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Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Alan Lomax's Deep Rivers of Digitality 2. Pete Seeger's Time-Biased Tactics 3. Bob Dylan's Noisy Faces 4. A Folk Approach to Imaginary Media 5. Another Authentic Folk Is Possible 6. American Folk Music as Strategic Media Epilogue References Index