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Popular Music and Public Diplomacy : Transnational and Transdisciplinary Perspectives, Paperback / softback Book

Popular Music and Public Diplomacy : Transnational and Transdisciplinary Perspectives Paperback / softback

Edited by Mario Dunkel, Sina A Nitzsche

Part of the Popular Music series


In the early years of the Cold War, Western nations increasingly adopted strategies of public diplomacy involving popular music.

While the diplomatic use of popular music was initially limited to such genres as jazz, the second half of the twentieth century saw a growing presence of various popular genres in diplomatic contexts, including rock, punk, reggae, and hip-hop.

This volume illuminates the interrelation of popular music and public diplomacy from a transnational and transdisciplinary angle.

The contributions argue that, as popular music has been a crucial factor in international relations, its diplomatic use has substantially impacted the global musical landscape of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Music reviews & criticism
  • ISBN: 9783837643589

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