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Relationships between Popular Music and Democracy: Implications for Popular Music Pedagogy [Chinese translation]


Abstract Strong relationships exist between modern popular
music and the democratic societies that produce and
consume it. Some of the music may sound
revolutionary, and much of it does advocate changes
in the status quo. Nevertheless, it is the music of the
masses, the music of democracy, music that could not
and did not exist in anything like its modern forms
prior to: (1) the evolution of democratic societies, (2)
massive capitalism-driven economic improvements
for the proletariat, and (3) the invention and
evolution of electronic technology. It is the music of,
by, and for the great masses of us. Music educators
should persist in teaching this music in all its
contexts, some of which are not easily accessible
through performance alone. This arti... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Humphreys, Jere T. (Author) / Wang, Jui-Ching (Translator)
Subject Music Education--Sociology
Type Text
Language English
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Citation Humphreys, Jere T. “Relationships between Popular Music and Democracy: Implications for Popular Music Pedagogy.” Trans. to the Chinese by Jui-Ching Wang, Journal of Aesthetic Education 198 (2014): 4-11. (Reprint of translated English version) (Chinese language journal published by the ROC government--Taiwan).
Note Humphreys, Jere T. “Relationships between Popular Music and Democracy: Implications for Popular Music Pedagogy,” with Abstract in the Chinese. Music Education Research International 6 (2013): 1-14. http://cmer.arts.usf.edu/content/templates/?a=3985&z=135 (open access). Originally a keynote speech presented at the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. February 2011.
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