Music is a resource for societal transformation processes. This book provides recent insights into how individuals and groups used and still use music to achieve social, cultural and political participation and bring about social change. The contributors present outstanding perspectives on the topic: From the promise and myth of democratization through music technology; to the use of music in imposing authoritarian, neoliberal or even fascist political ideas in the past and present; up to music’s impact on political systems, governmental representation, and socio-political realities. The volume further features approaches in the fields of gender, migration, disability, and digitalization.
Published in Print und Open Access as PDF and EPUB in November 2021
267 pages, ISBN: 978-3-8376-5657-2
About the Editors
Marko Kölbl is an ethnomusicologist and senior scientist at the Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He is specialized in music and dance of minorities and migrant communities with an interest in intersectional, queer-feminist, and postcolonial perspectives.
Fritz Trümpi is a musicologist and associate professor at the Department of Musicology and Performance Studies at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. His research focuses on the history of music industries and musicians‘ organisations, music & politics, and music culture(s) of the late Habsburg Empire and its successor states.