A brief essay on art (specifically music), emotion, and social movements by Ugo Corte. The bibliography will be of interest to researchers, and the essay is gracefully written.
By Ugo Corte
Music is culture, and “music is an incredibly powerful (emotional) force” (Garofalo 2011: 727). But how does music matter to social movements? What do we know? And what else should we research and why? Danaher (2010) recently provided a review of the topic that I won’t reproduce here. Instead with the space at my disposal, I partially—and therefore selectively—tackle these questions below while mentioning a few key well-known readings to social movement scholars, including a few others they should check, and one in particular. The latter could be useful to advance our understanding of music in social movements, and especially the connection between emotions and the body—“the physical dynamics of emotion”—discussed in this on-line publication by Summers-Effler (2012).
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