The Sound of Geopolitics:Popular Music and Political Rights

Street, J. ORCID: (2013) The Sound of Geopolitics:Popular Music and Political Rights. Popular Communication, 11 (1). pp. 47-57. ISSN 1540-5702

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In respect of its subject matter, much popular music tends to be introspective and parochial. Its focus rarely falls upon international affairs and global politics. However, there are instances when popular music does engage with wider, political issues and even affects the relations between states. This article draws attention to some of these instances, from the recent imprisonment of Pussy Riot in Russia to Live 8 in 2005. It asks how and when music comes to engage with the geopolitics of human rights and what impact it might have.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 01:14
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2023 07:30
DOI: 10.1080/15405702.2013.748316

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