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Don't Stop Thinking About the Music

Don't Stop Thinking About the Music

The Politics of Songs and Musicians in Presidential Campaigns

by Benjamin S. Schoening and Eric T. Kasper
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Publication Date: 19/12/2011
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In this insightful, erudite history of presidential campaign music, musicologist Benjamin Schoening and political scientist Eric Kasper explain how politicians use music in American presidential campaigns to convey a range of political messages. From "Follow Washington" to "I Like Ike" to "I Got a Crush on Obama," they describe the ways that song use by and for presidential candidates has evolved, including the addition of lyrics to familiar songs, the current trend of using existing popular music to connect with voters, and the rapid change of music's relationship to presidential campaigns due to Internet sites like YouTube, JibJab, and Facebook. Readers are ultimately treated to an entertaining account of American political development through popular music and the complex, two-way relationship between music and presidential campaigns.
ISBN:
9780739165478
9780739165478
Category:
Elections & referenda
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19-12-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
318
Dimensions (mm):
230x155x21mm
Weight:
0.45kg

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